Welcome to the NPNS website and thank you for viewing the many ways our children
learn. We are very proud of our program and its three keys to the success:
• Child empowerment
• A passionate staff that nurtures a love of learning
• Parent and community involvement
Our inspiration is the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy. This approach is
rooted in our belief that children are competent learners with a pre-existing
knowledge base, that teachers are companions on the learning journey and the
environment is an important prompt through which teachers, parents and the
community engage children in the joy of exploration and inspiration.
Our children are always encouraged to try new things, think out of the box,
succeed, fail, regroup and try again. When we applaud the process, respect the
effort and value the work as accomplishment itself, we teach children the
importance of trial and effort. At the same time, we provide emotional support
through applause, encouragement and modeling healthy relationships. Early
childhood education is not a sterile environment, but rather a well-tuned
balance of challenging and loving support of children.
Please visit the various pages herein to learn more about our program, our goals
and mission, and how your child can benefit from our unique approach to
NPNS will delay or close school based on what the Darien Public
If Darien Public Schools are closed, we will be too.
If the Darien Public Schools have a morning delay,
NPNS will always
open at 10:00am.
If they call for an AM early dismissal,
after the school day has
started, NPNS will dismiss at 10:30AM.
If the Darien Public Schools call for an afternoon
early dismissal, NPNS will cancel all PM classes and PM
Extended Day Classes and all morning classes will
dismiss at 11:45 (including Pre-K, Long Day 4s and AM
Please go to the Darien Public School
or tune to Channel 3, 8 or 12 Connecticut News for School delays and
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