What is your sick policy?

We want HERJC Nursery School to be a safe haven for all children. We ask parents to recognize the difference between allergies and a cold. Children must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Keep the health of ALL children in mind when making the decision to send your child to school.

What is teacher to children ratio?

2 year olds – 1:4
3 and 4 year olds – 1:6

Is your school accredited?

We are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

My child has serious allergies will he/she be safe in your school?

All of our staff are well aware of the dangers associated with allergic individuals and take appropriate care to avoid risking you child’s well being. The school has a nut free policy and all allergies are documented and posted. Please ensure that the director is aware of your concerns and the recommended treatment should there be any reason.

Can I stay with my child?

The first few days of school can be unsettling. There will be a short orientation the day before the school year starts which is a gently introduction. Please stay for this, and depending on your child’s comfort you may like to be close by for the first few days as well. The teachers are all experienced in dealing with any difficulties and will offer advice should you need guidance.

Can I bring my child earlier than 9:00 am?

Yes, arrangements can be made for early drop off.

Do we have bussing?

We use a private bus company, Triple R Transit, which you can contact directly at 1-718-454-5654 or 1-917-803-5109 please speak with Nat. Our bussing is outsourced, however Nat has been with us for five years.

Do we have a nurse on staff?

While we do not have a nurse on staff, all faculty are CPR licensed and our Religious School Director is an EMT.

My child does not speak English well, will there be a problem?

Language differences are recognized and the children learn a new language quickly in our caring environment.

Have a question not listed above? We’d love to hear from you, please email us your questions at nurseryoffice@herjc.org.