Covenant Nursery School

Just as the rainbow is God's sign of His love for us, our symbol is also the rainbow, showing our love for all children.

Our school is a Christian Nursery School, a ministry of Covenant United Methodist Church. We welcome children of all faiths and encourage a sharing of different beliefs.  Through our daily interactions with the children we strive to exemplify the Christian virtues of kindness, acceptance, and love towards one another.

Our Purpose

Our primary purpose is to provide a happy group experience for our children. We are concerned with the total development of our children, and provide stimulating and challenging activities to help them grow emotionally, socially, mentally, and physically.

We believe that playtime is most important, because children learn through play, in both directed and non-directed activities. As stated in Pre-K Today, "Play is the work of childhood, worthy of respect and encouragement. It is the way children process what they perceive. It is how they discover for themselves what no one can teach them. Children at play are busy people, involved and active, making the world theirs: building up, knocking down, making happen; exploring, finding out, making sense of understanding; wondering, imagining, and creating!"

We believe that observing children on a daily basis along with personal conferences with parents concerning their child's social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development is the best way to understand each child’s stage of development. We adapt our program yearly to meet the developmental needs of the children and the changes in our world.

Our Sessions

Nursery School classes are held from 9:00-11:00 for 3-year-olds and 9:15-11:45 for 4-year-olds. PM classes are held from 12:30-3:00. Optional Lunch Bunch Sessions (extended afternoons) are offered three days a week beginning in October.  An additional fee is required for these sessions.


To register, children should be no younger than 16 months by September 1st and no older than 3 years by November 1st of the school year.

A non-refundable registration fee of $65 is required to hold your child’s place.  Registration for 2 or more children is $115.  Registration begins in January for the upcoming September.


You can make payments for registration and tuition by sending a check to Covenant Nursery School, or online with a credit card or electronic check.

Our building is connected to the sanctuary and is easily accessible from Saxer Avenue or our parking lot at the rear of the building. We are most concerned that our children are safe at all times, and therefore, participate in fire drills, keep doors locked, and have staff trained in First Aid.

Our building is well equipped with age-appropriate furniture, house centers, blocks, easels, books, manipulatives, and much more. We have an outside playground with a large mulched area, a sandbox and playground equipment.

Our Classes

We offer a variety of choices for your child.

For the Three-Year-Old
  • Two-day classes are offered on Tuesday/Wednesday AM and Thursday/Friday AM.
  • Three-day classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday AM and PM.
  • Children must be three by November 1st of the school year.
For the Four-Year-Old
  • Three-day classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday AM and PM.
  • Four-day AM classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Four-day AM classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Our five-day program is offered Monday through Friday AM.
  • Children must be four by November 1st of the school year..

For More Information

To get more information or schedule a visit, call our director, Dawn Hanrahan, at 610-328-9085 or contact her at