Classes and Daily Schedule

The Nest Nursery School is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.  Families are welcome to use those hours in the way that best meets their schedule.  The school operates on a year-round basis with the exception of breaks and holidays.  Dates for breaks and holidays are noted on the school calendar and generally follow the Atlanta Public School calendar.  Families that do not need childcare during the summer months of June and July can opt for a 10-month schedule.

The Nest Nursery School has three classrooms as follows:

  • An infant class for children 3-14 months
  • A toddler class for 1- and 2-year-old children
  • A preschool class for 3- and 4-year-old children

Children are assigned to classrooms based on their age at the beginning of the school year.  The birthday cutoff for entry into classes is September 1.  However, the school reserves the right to make class placement decisions based on the best interests of the individual child and the school.

Looping Policy

Because we believe strongly in the value of relationships, children move between classrooms in a process called “looping” in which a group of children and educators remain together for two or more consecutive years.  Each class transitions to the next age group together at the beginning of each school year.  At least one teacher from each class will move up with children in order to maintain the strong relationships that have formed the previous school year. 




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