About Us

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Characteristics of Children Served

The Nursery School enrolls children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age from Holden and the surrounding communities. Children with Special needs will be enrolled if parents and staff deem the Nursery School to be appropriate for the child's needs.

Policy on Non-Discrimination

Immanuel Lutheran Nursery School shall not discriminate in providing services to children and/or families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

Hours of Operation

The Nursery School is open all 52 weeks per year. We are open from 7:30am to 5:30pm. We no longer offer any half day programs.

Rates ( as of September 2017)

Infant (6 weeks to 15 months) $75.00 per day/$340.00 for 5 days

Toddler (15 months to 2.9 years old) $73.00 per day/ $320.00 for 5 days

Preschool (2.9-5 years old) $60.00 per day/ $260.00 for 5 days

*We do offer a sibling discount. 10% off the lower tuition.

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Infant Play




Written by Kristine Whittemore. Posted in Nursery School General





Immanuel Lutheran Nursery School is a nonprofit, Christian, early childhood education ministry of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Holden, Massachusetts. Its central purpose is to serve our Church and community by filling a need for affordable, full-time, quality Christian education and care by trained staff for infants, toddlers, and preschool children. All staff, parents, caregivers, friends and children are considered to be part of Immanuel’s church family. Consequently, Immanuel Lutheran Church will also offer to them its full range of programs in worship, spiritual growth, Sunday Christian education, fellowship, and service.

Within this context, Immanuel’s Nursery School programs are designed to provide the children of Immanuel and of the community with a safe and nurturing environment for the growth of the mind, body and spirit of each child. Within a daily curriculum which will include prayer and Bible stories, each child will be treated with and taught to treat others with care and respect, without regard to nationality, gender, race, or religious or ethnic background.


Currently all 3 of our programs are full with a waiting list Please call 508-829-5391 or

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Classroom Schedule

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A typical, but flexible Preschool schedule includes:

7:30 – 9:00Arrival, free play (learning centers)

9:00 - 9:15Clean up and Wash hands

9:15 - 9:30Snack time provided by the school or parent volunteers

9:30 - 10:30Project (individually or small group), free play

10:30 - 11:00Outdoor play or gross motor activities in the gym

11:00 - 11:30Circle Time: calendar, weather, show & tell, story time, movement & music

11:30 - 12:00Wash hands, lunch (food provided by parent, milk

provided by school).

12:00 - 12:30Use bathrooms and tooth brushing

12:30 – 1:30Rest time, after napping, quiet table activities or

reading books

1:30 - 2:15Free play (learning centers)

2:15- 2:45Wash hands, snack time

2:45- 3:15Second Circle Time movement & music, story


3:15 - 5:30Outdoor play or gross motor in gym or learning



Infant Room Schedule:


The infant room operates on a very flexible timetable which is geared to each infant’s own schedule.Infants nap and eat according to their own routine and activities are provided accordingly.Infants spend a portion of each day in activities geared to their developmental levels including floor time, one-on-one interaction with their caregivers, time to experience using creative materials, sensory integration activities, stories, music and songs and both indoor and outdoor large motor activities.Each day will include outdoor play and/or walks, weather permitting, morning and afternoon snacks and lunch time.

Diapering occurs throughout the day as needed.




A typical, but flexible  Toddler schedule includes:

7:30 -8:30 Arrival & Free Play

8:30-9:15 Clean up, diapers & snack

9:15-9:30 Group Time

9:30-10:30 Gross Motor Time (outdoor play weather permitting)

10:30-11:00 Daily art project and story time

11:00-11:30 Clean up and Lunch

11:30-12:00 Diapers and Brushing teeth

12:00 - 1:30Nap (as long as needed)

1:30-2:30 Quiet play & free play

2:30-3:00 Clean up and Snack

3:00-4:00 Gross Motor Time

4:00 - 5:30Afternoon Story and planned activities


Diapering and toileting occurs when needed throughout the day as well as at scheduled times.

Infant Floor Play