St. Luke’s Nursery School was established in 1965 as a community-wide nursery school to provide children an opportunity for sound training in an environment of small classes with personal attention.
Touted as a child centered program, the program was designed to:
- provide an educational and social experience for children three, four and five year olds
- develop friendships
- help the child share their interest in the world with schoolmates and teachers
- allow the child to solve his own problems
- strengthen the basic skills of interacting in a group situation
- encourage independence
Many different activities were offered during “free play” time and the teacher’s role was to offer guidance and direction when necessary. Crafts, music, field trips, indoor and outdoor play intended to enhance physical, social and intellectual development were staple activities.