Nurturing Knowledge and Wonder
As part of its emergent curriculum, Rye Presbyterian Nursery School students have the opportunity to study a topic that is unique to the interests of the children in the class. During the 2022-2023 school year, one of their classes was very interested in learning about ships and boats. In order to continue to stimulate the children’s curiosity and provide them with more information about the topic, the class took a field trip to Milton Harbor!
The children were greeted by Harbor Master Rodrigo Paulino, and they were given a special tour to learn more about the harbor and how important it is to the community. The students learned that the harbor houses several different boats, some that belong to community members, police and fire boats, and other boats that are a part of the Milton Point Harbor facilities.
Harbor specialists shared their expertise on the parts and equipment on boats, how boats work, and the use of boats in and around the harbor. The workers explained how the boats can be taken out and placed back in the water at different times of the year. The class also learned about the jobs of dock workers and their important role in taking care of the facility and all the boats that enter and visit.
The Milton Point Harbor experts were so kind to let the children explore an actual harbor boat that is used to patrol surrounding waters of Long Island Sound.
At the conclusion of the trip, the class walked across the street to Milton Point Provisions to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast together. “RPNS is so grateful to the local community for welcoming us to explore and expand our knowledge,” said Co-Directors Kristin Kumar and Margaret Sculti. “It truly was a memorable trip that supported our child-centered curriculum.”
Rye Presbyterian Nursery School
882 Boston Post Road, Rye
Co-Directors: Kristin Kumar & Margaret Sculti
Two head teachers per classroom
Students ages 2 through 5
Twelve beautiful classrooms
Two age-specific playgrounds
Outdoor Learning Environment with pergola and waterfall
“Great Lawn” and Garden Areas