CNS @ Little Monsters Ball • Oct 27

CNS is exited to (again) be in attendance at the Little Monsters Ball; a wonderful and unique Halloween costume party for babies and toddlers in Portland.

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Since the first LMB event in 2015, CNS has been collaborating with Birth Roots Center for Community Supported Parenting to not only create awareness about our unique, non-profit, cooperative preschool, but also to strengthen the community, focusing on the group of new(ly) parents with their littlest ones.

Quite a few of our wonderful CNS families have been found at this unique Littles’ event!

Please bring your 0-36 month old (and the grandparents!) and let them experience our ever-popular ‘Wash-A-Squash’! CNS teachers and CNS parents will be there to answer any questions you may have. 

Saturday, October 27th, 2018  9:00-Noon
Irish Heritage Center
34 Gray St, Portland, right down the street from Birth Roots

More info, including lots of photos from previous years, at the Birth Roots’ Little Monsters Ball 2018 Facebook Page.

Annual Grand Bazaar and Silent Auction


 Save the date!

December 8, 10 am – 2 pm. 



Join us for the 43rd annual Grand Bazaar and Silent Auction!

Featuring hours of free family events, including family-friendly
entertainers, face painting, lots of children’s activities, and plenty of delicious, local food.

Some entertainment highlights:
Sparks’ Ark performs at 1:00 pm.
Sweetums the clown – balloons animals and fun clowning.
Local artist Michael Connor – drawing with kids.

This event is free, with a variety of food and great items for sale and auction.

All proceeds benefit The Children’s Nursery School directly; a parent run, NAEYC accredited preschool in the heart of Portland’s West End.

More information to come!

Elsmere Barbecue Non Profit Night to Benefit CNS


Join us at Elsmere Barbecue for a Non Profit Night fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Nursery School !

“The Children’s Nursery School (CNS) is a co-operative preschool nestled in the courtyard of downtown’s historic State Street Church. Daily, students nurture meaningful friendships while challenging their social, emotional, creative and intellectual boundaries.”

A portion of proceeds between 4 and 9 pm will be donated to The Children’s Nursery School.

Learn more on our Facebook event.

First Friday Open House Art Playdate

Are you or someone you love looking for a special preschool to call your own? Join us at our open house this Friday to learn about our unique co-op community! A place where parents, kids, and teachers join together to promote early learning, heartfelt connections and old-fashioned play!

What if you could refer to your child’s school as a castle? According to some of our students the historic State Street Church, where the Children’s Nursery School (CNS) is nestled within, looks like a castle, which makes it even more fun to stay and play every day.

Visit us during the early hours of Portland’s First Friday Art Walk. Bring your kids for an art playdate inside our Waldorf, Montessori and Reggio Emilia inspired classroom or, if the weather permits, let them experience our outdoor music wall, see our magical fairy houses and build some more or simply let them have fun with our big bubbles while you can find out why CNS is a favorite among Greater Portland’s parent community.

We look forward to meeting you! Click here to RSVP!

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