Garden Nursery School has a well established educational program. We know that what children learn in preschool builds a foundation for school success in the future! Our dedicated teachers strive to provide a well balanced program that

fosters a love for lifetime learning.

Our curriculum is broad, with activities and

lessons that relate, but are not limited, to

the following concepts:

language arts, age appropriate math, science exploration, music & rhythmic movement, large & small motor coordination, positive self concept, emotional coping skills, getting along with others, personal responsibility and introduction to languages (optional).

​Garden Nursery School begins its school year the week following Labor Day and continues through Memorial Day weekend in May. We maintain our own calendar schedule, generally following the Amherst Central School District calendar.

Our teachers offer an additional FUN, thematic end of year session for those parents wishing to extend their child's school year. 

Our 2 Year Old Program

(Your child must be 2 by December 1st of the school year.)

​Monday  /  Wednesday:   9:15 - 11:45


Tuesday  /  Thursday:   9:15 - 11:45

Our 3 Year Old program

(Your child must be 3 by December 1st of the school year.)

Monday  /  Wednesday:   9:00 - 12:00


Tuesday  /  Thursday:   9:00 - 12:00

* A third LITERATURE DAY  in the 3 year old program is offered on Fridays from 9:00 - 12:00. In this popular class a book is selected by the teacher and fun, engaging activities accompany that book!

Our Pre-K Program

(Your child must be 4 by December 1st of the school year.)

Monday  /  Wednesday  /  Friday:   9:00 - 12:00

* A fourth ENRICHMENT DAY  in the 4 year old program is offered on Thursdays from 9:00 - 12:00. In this exciting class children will have the opportunity to explore topics such as drama, science, math and community service. The children are asked to bring a lunch (in place of snack time) as we learn to manage the transitions expected at the kindergarten level! 

Additional Programs


The early introduction of music to young minds has been proven essential to the development of creativity. All children at Garden Nursery School participate in dynamic music classes carried out by our certified music teacher on a weekly basis for 30 minutes (15 minutes for our 2 year old classes). A  musical celebration at the end of  the school year is a proud display of what the children have mastered throughout the year!


At Garden Nursery School we know that children need to MOVE, MOVE, MOVE! Our 3 year old and pre-k classes meet regularly with a NYS certified physical education teacher  for 30 minute classes.

Our energetic teacher focuses on large motor skill activities, group participation and

building confidence in each child!


​Certified langauge instructors, from The Enrichment Company Spanish Club, provide the opportunity for our 3, 4 and 5 year old children to extend their learning with weekly, 30 minute, spanish classes (optional). Classes are held periodically throughout the school year in eight class sessions!  

Our pre-k classes are taught American sign language throughout the school year!


AT GNS we know that exposure to new and exciting things helps to foster a love for learning in us all!

Throughout the school year, visitors from the Buffalo Zoo, Niagara Falls Aquarium and the Amherst Museum come to share their wealth of knowledge with our children. To instill a sense of community, "community helpers" are encouraged to visit our classes to talk about their responsibilities and share their commitment to our neighborhood. Best of all, our school's close proximity to the Eggertsville library allows us to visit and enjoy all the library has to offer!

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

(716)839.5783      gardennurseryamherst@gmail.com