Our Mission

We have been building young minds for over a decade!

Ross Cottage Nursery School - City Of Ross, California
Ross Cottage Nursery School

Ross Cottage Nursery School’s goal is to provide the best possible quality of care to your children, while at the same time creating a learning foundation for each child that will last a lifetime.

RCNS is a socially based school. We believe that a child’s interaction with their peers and their adult role models will create a strong learning foundation that stems from a sense of self confidence and real awareness and compassion for other human beings.

RCNS is a wonderful blend of structure and play, which our director believes to be the best way to approach early childhood.  Our director has combined what she feels are the most important elements from a variety of different ECE philosophies of teaching.  She also has developed her own philosophy based on creating a small community within the group that learns through structure as well as play.

Children who have gone through the RCNS program have learned kindness, social awareness, and how to work together as a group.  If they stay for our private kindergarten preparation group, which begins at age 3.5, they have also learned exceptional kindergarten preparation skills, and most of all they have had an enormous amount of fun!

The children who attend RCNS are given a focus on WHY and THE REASONS behind all of our actions.

Ross Cottage - Reasons Create Noble Standards

We also want the children who attend Ross Cottage Nursery School to develop a love of learning and nature. And we didn’t forget good manners and healthy foods each day for their bellies!

Ross Cottage Nursery School - City Of Ross, California

“Early experiences help to shape the architecture of the brain, which can impact both development and learning…Early interactions don’t just create a context; they directly affect the way the brain develops.”

— Rima Shore / Rethinking the Brain/New Insights into Early Development.

Every year RCNS does something special to help a child in need. Please inquire if you would like to join our pool to donate children’s clothing and supplies that you no longer need to make the life of a child a little easier. Thank you!