The Longfellow Community

Longfellow Nursery School (LNS) strives to offer a nurturing environment for children to grow, learn and have fun.  We believe it is important to foster a community that provides support, caring, and fun for our students and their families.  Throughout the year, we bring our families together for fun activities, play dates, outings and events.

We kick off the school year with a welcome back picnic for our LNS families.  In October, we take our first set of field trips to a pumpkin patch and animal petting farm. We celebrate  Halloween by dressing up in fun costumes and giving out treats in class.   In November, our four- year-old class celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday by holding a pageant for their families and indulging in an authentic Thanksgiving meal.  During the winter months, our four-year-old class makes a field trip to the planetarium at Robinson Nature Center.

Throughout the school year, we have a series of “Mom’s Night Out” events to include a cookie and soup swap and other fun activities.  We also hold a series of “movie nights” for our children at the school where popcorn and other treats are offered.  During the beginning of Spring, we hold an egg hunt followed by a picnic lunch.  In April, we have an art show for our families.  In May, we celebrate our annual trike-a-thon.

During the summer, we celebrate the 4th of July holiday by participating in the Longfellow neighborhood’s 4th of July parade.  We also have a series of play dates set up for our current and new families during the summer months.

Joining LNS offers your child a wonderful education, a sense of community and a positive and safe place to grow.  For more information on the Longfellow experience, please contact us at lns.columbia@gmail.com.