Garden Nursery School of Amherst    4640 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226




Founded in 1955 by Carol Woodard, an early childhood educator at the State University College at Buffalo, Garden Nursery School provides a well balanced learning environment that stresses the intellectual, physical, emotional, social and creative growth of each child. Our class sizes are kept small to provide an intimate classroom experience where individual needs can be recognized and met. As dedicated early childhood educators, our goal is to work hard to offer a program where your child will learn to love learning and develop the necessary skills to thrive in an educational environment.

Garden Nursery School is a private, non-profit organization guided by a volunteer parent board. Our school is voluntarily registered with the New York State Education Department, following state standards of space, indoor and outdoor facilities, fire codes, insurance coverage, class size, teacher/student ratio and staff/student medical reports. All of our certified teachers and aides are CPR certified and a registered nurse is on staff.

Our school, currently located in Crossroads Lutheran Church, is non-denominational and is a separate entity of the church.

A security system exists in the building and there is ample parking for our families.