Welcome to the Chester Deep River Essex (CDE) Cooperative Nursery School...
A Dynamic, Hands-on Learning Center for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds.

The Chester, Deep River, Essex (CDE Cooperative nursery school will be holding its annual pre registration open house on April 2, 2014 at the school - 24 River Street, Deep River - from 3:30 - 5:00. All potential 3- 5 year old enrollees for the 2014-2015 school year are welcome, with their parent or care giver. Check out About CDE and call 860-526-3403 for more info.

open house flyer 2014-15 updated 03-13-14
Mrs. Hall’s April News

Spring investigations have fostered an understanding about the continuous cycle of life for plants and animals. Spring is the season of rebirth and as birds lay eggs and trees unfold new leaves our students are gaining an understanding about this season of renewal.

Our MWF class will be completing their spring books this week. As a long-term project the children have written and illustrated pages that highlight a variety of spring’s offerings. Students’ writing abilities continue to be refined and the progress they have made in this area is outstanding.

Our Tues/Thurs class will be busy nest building. Last week these students observed an assortment of materials that birds use to build real nests with. After reading a book about nests, they learned that there are many shapes, sizes and attributes of nests, depending on the location and the size of the bird.

During group time activities all students are working on letter identification when they are called upon to read and spell each other’s names. All our students are showing a comprehensive understanding of letter knowledge. Thank you, parents, for working with students at home in this area; the benefits are evident.

The MWF class is now learning calendar facts in Spanish. They love singing the days of the week in Espanol and they are counting into the twenties in Spanish.

After our spring break, April 14-18, students will be celebrating the planet earth. Taking care of our planet in small but significant ways, recycling and reusing, will be topics to discuss and implement.

Upcoming events
Open House and registration for new and returning students, April 2.
Spring Vacation April 14-18
Earth Day April 22
Eye screening at Tri-town TBA
Parent Conferences for students entering Kindergarten May 1 and 2.
School Pictures June 6


Spring Flower/Plant Sale Order form

*NEW! CDE is excited to announce that we are offering an early drop-off program for the 2013-2014 school year! This option is available to the 3 and 4-year-old AM classes. For an additional fee of $30 a month for the 3 year-olds and $40 for the 4-year olds, students can come to the classroom at 8:30, instead of the traditional 9:00am drop-off time. This offers our students an additional half hour of free playtime to interact with each other and the teachers, as well as use all of the developmental skill building centers in the classroom. If you are interested in registering or have additional questions, please contact Linda Hall at cdenurseryschool@att.net or call 860.526.3403.

Download the 2013 Registration packet

Download your copy of the 2013-14
Parent Handbook and Bylaws & School Policies