With sunshine-filled classrooms, sweeping views of the Hudson River, and stimulating play spaces both indoors and outdoors, Riverview Nursery School is a safe and nurturing environment where our teachers impart a love for learning and promote pro-social behavior to your child.


OUR SUNNY CLASSROOMS

Classroom Miss Diane

Located inside Living Christ Church in South Nyack, NY since 1991, Riverview Nursery School has 5 bright, sparkling clean, clutter-free classrooms that accommodate our half-day and full-day programs. Each classroom is well appointed with developmentally appropriate learning centers that support our teaching philosophy.  We provide an environment where learning involves all the senses. Through play, children practice and master new skills, gain confidence and continue the joyful discovery of learning. Our school library offers our teachers endless resources of children's literature to support theme-related curriculum and daily circle time activities. Other educational manipulative and learning games further support our educational goals and are rotated in and out of the classrooms to keep children engaged. 

  • Alphabet Circle Time Rug
  • Arts Table & Painting Easel
  • Manipulative Table
  • Books in Reading Corner
  • Kitchen  Area and Dramatic Play (Dress-up)
  • Wooden Building Blocks
  • Water and Sand Table
  • Discovery Table

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PLAYSPACES

Our indoor Big Room offers opportunities to develop motor skills while riding bikes and scooters, run, develop throwing and catching skills and play basketball, climb on cube structure or jump safely on small trampoline.   Running, jumping, crawling, climbing, etc. help strengthen the core muscles and increase large muscle control.  On a rainy day or when too cold to go outdoors, the Big Room is a delightful place to play.  Our playground features two climbing structures, a wooden boat, sandbox, and our very own Green House used throughout the year. 

GRANTS AND GIFTS

Grants and gifts received to support Nutrition and Physical Activity have benefitted children at Riverview Nursery School for many years:

NYS OCFS  

  • Playground renovation  
    ($13,000.00)                                      

NYS DEPT. OF HEALTH EAT WELL/PLAY HARD  
 

  • Big Room equipment-sturdy bikes, obstacle course equipment, balls
  • Blender for smoothies, electric skillet for cooking
  • Dramatic play-cooking aprons, shopkeeper market stand, pretend fruits and veggies, cash register
  • Puzzles, books, posters
  • Playground-Raised garden bed for planting herbs, veggies, etc.
  • Color Me Healthy Curriculum
  • Junior Master Gardner Workshops for teachers
    ($  4,000.00)

ROCKLAND COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH  

  • Nutrition curriculum enhanced with healthy foods,
  • Big Room equipment, books, etc.
    ($450.00)

FAMILY GIFTS  

  • Pre-School Climbing Wall
  • Playground climbing tunnel
  • Outdoor greenhouse
  • Bamboo privacy fencing
    (PRICELESS)

When I bring my class into the big room I try to create organized fun. Organizing games, obstacle courses, and making sure everyone ends the year knowing how to ride a tricycle and scooter.
— Miss Diane, 3's Teacher