HCNS will be closed as of March 16th due to COVID-19
A note from our Board President, Jess Moschetti:
As mentioned in our email on Friday, HCNS is acting in accordance with the Dresden School District's decision regarding schools closure due to COVID-19. As of today Dresden has closed schools through April 3rd, preparing for the possibility of closing for even longer, therefore effective Monday, March 16th, HCNS will also be closed under those same conditions. (The letter from the Superintendent is attached.)
We will use this week for the teaching team to prepare some resources and distance learning options and enrichment ideas for parents to access and plan to have some options available starting the week of March 23rd. As parents, please familiarize yourself with our Sandbox Parent Portal, because that will likely be our mode of communication for those resources. Please as parents remember the reason for the closure and refrain from playdates, meetups, and hanging out. There are plenty of articles online that make clear how important it is for us to flatten the curve so as to slow the spread of the virus and hopefully not overburden our health care system
If you are a google user and would like to be added to a shareable google doc for parents to share resources amongst themselves, please let me know. We can share anything from recipes to online workout options for parents and kids. Also remember we are trying to social distance our physical proximity but we encourage parents to use tools such as FaceTime or google hangout for our young children to have an opportunity to see friendly faces and stay connected!
Be well, take care, and we will continue to be in touch!
Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School is located in Hanover, NH and has been serving families of NH and VT for over 50 years. HCNS offers 4 preschool programs, summer camp, and several extracurricular activities throughout the year for children 32 months to 5 years of age.
Our programs reflect the belief that young children learn best through play and exploration. Children explore science and math through nature, experience art and engineering through projects, and investigate the world and their role in it using imagination and creativity.
At HCNS, all children are encouraged to develop their unique selves and the capacity to connect with others through play and learning. They emerge from our programs eager to learn more, embracing of others, and empowered to share their gifts with the world.
Parents and guardians have the opportunity to participate more fully in their child's school experience at HCNS. The degree of involvement can range from restrained to heroic. By assisting with school activities, you have the opportunity to see your child in relation to his/her peers and watch them grow.