Katrina Trask Nursery School offers a uniquely positive preschool experience for two, three and four-year-olds. At KT, we provide an opportunity for your child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth.
KT is the only parent cooperative nursery school in Saratoga Springs. A cooperative preschool offers parents the rewarding opportunity to actively participate in their child’s school day on a regular basis. Enthusiastic parental support is one of our schools greatest resources. Through its cooperative nature, children, parents and teachers together create a warm and friendly extended community for the children to grow and learn within.
Learning through play
Katrina Trask (KT) offers a uniquely positive preschool experience for two, three and four-year-olds. At KT, we provide an opportunity for your child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. We believe that children learn through play. Following that philosophy, KT provides activities which promote growth in all areas of development, providing opportunities for learning through a variety of play experiences while at the same time providing them with the readiness they need in preparation for kindergarten.
Why Choose a COOP?
Katrina Trask Nursery School is the only parent cooperative nursery school in Saratoga Springs. The co-op offers a special opportunity where parents and teachers work together in nurturing the growth and development of children in the classroom. Enthusiastic parental support is one of our school’s greatest resources.
A cooperative preschool offers parents the uniquely rewarding opportunity to actively participate in their child’s school day on a regular basis. We offer alternating parent helper days to give every family the opportunity to participate in the classroom. Parents, family members or a family friend are always invited and encouraged to stay on their parent helper days. On your helper day you will be asked to provide a snack for the class, help the teacher’s but most importantly have fun with your child. If you are not able to stay on your parent helper day you can leave the snack at drop off in the morning.
In addition to parent helper days, we ask parents to assist in, fundraising and publicity. Teachers and parents work together, pooling ideas, abilities and resources to create an appealing learning environment for the children.
Camaraderie amongst parents is fostered in many ways, whether it be active participation in various committees, or involvement in planning and assisting with school activities.
The cooperative nature of the school make KT a wonderful place to get to know other families through events such as parent coffees, pizza night, Family Pumpkin Carving, Pajama Night, and other events. The KT “family” is a warm and friendly extended community for the children to grow and learn within.
A Nut-Free Environment
Due to the increased prevalence of nut allergies and the possibly severe reactions they can provoke, we enforce a nut-free environment. Nuts are not allowed in snacks or lunches, and are not used in arts and crafts projects. This policy benefits the health and safety of the children in our program.
Katrina Trask Nursery School is located in the Nolan House building of the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church on Circular Street in Saratoga Springs, but is not affiliated with the Church.