Central Methodist Nursery School is proud to have been a part of the lives of young children in Stockton since February 1963. The founders of the Nursery School saw a need for a half-day program to allow children to explore their world, meet new friends and interact with trusted adults. Central United Methodist Church had a wonderful facility and the Nursery School became a non-profit outreach program of the Church.

At any given time there may be 49 students in attendance in accordance with the Fire Marshall. However, there are 130 students ages 2-5 spread throughout the week in morning and afternoon programs.

The class size at CMNS varies according to the class and the restrictions of the room size. CMNS is licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services and follows directives under Title 22 Licensing. The mandated ratio for the State of California is 1:12. However, CMNS has developed a Helping Parent System, including tuition credits, to help maintain an adult to child ratio of 1:6 or less in our classes. Also, with families actively involved in the program we find home-school communication to be very positive at CMNS.

CMNS does not discriminate based on sex, race, nationality or creed. The program at CMNS offers a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate program with abundant exposure to quality children’s literature, cooking, arts and crafts, number concepts, writing and drawing experiences, carefully designed circle times and wonderful playgrounds to develop both small and large motor skills.

Our Mission Statement:

Through a carefully planned play based approach, CMNS strives to provide an opportunity for each child to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.