Message from the Director


“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are THE MOST important work.”

– C.S. Lewis

Welcome to North Shore Nursery School!

Throughout my career, I have often been asked “Why do you continue to do the work that you do in the field of Early Childhood Education?” My response has never changed: because it is the most important work there is to do!

I believe children come into this world as capable beings. They teach us those “aha” moments in life which lead us into a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. They come to us with open arms, hands, mouths, and minds, and with voices ready to share and with adventures yet to be explored! What better gift to be able to give than to support a young child’s learning!

As children progress through our program we understand they will mature at an individual pace but through a predictable sequence of developmental stages. We value the nurturing presence of our highly qualified teachers. Our low student/teacher ratios promote individual development of each child while our teachers create caring classroom communities. Our teachers and staff are passionate about their work, in the sense that children come first! As children move through our program, we work to tailor our curriculum and expectations to accommodate the changes in their development. We know that when we create the “just right” challenge for each child, he or she builds true self-esteem derived through real accomplishment.

Through play, children are forming questions about the world around them. They are constantly developing their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. As they make sense of their environments, they are also developing a deeper sense of self: self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-reliance, and self-reflection… just to name a few. Our environments at North Shore Nursery School are specifically designed for preschool children. We offer welcoming, nurturing environments where children feel safe to share and take risks. With natural light streaming through each classroom our interior and exterior settings allow children in our program to feel confident and secure.

Please feel free to contact us to schedule a visit so that you may experience how wonderful our program is that serves children from 2 years of age until they are prepared for Kindergarten! I look forward to welcoming you to our preschool to see how we “embrace the wonder of childhood!”


Jessie Vogel, Director