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About Us

Pre-School Teacher Reads Book To Class

Established in 1964, Chenango Valley Nursery School (CVNS) is located in the Chenango Bridge neighborhood of Binghamton, NY. We provide programs for children from 18 months to 5 years of age and offer a flexible time schedule with morning and afternoon classes available. Our experienced teachers encourage connection and involvement by parents through daily contact.


The philosophy of the Chenango Valley Nursery School program is to help each child develop to their full potential socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Pre-school children learn through active, hands-on purposeful play. Guided by knowledgeable teachers, the child will learn by “doing.” They are active learners who gain knowledge by acting directly on and with concrete objects. Through these actions they can draw conclusions about their world.

Chenango Valley Nursery School believes...

A positive self-concept develops in children who can fulfill their goals, accomplish tasks on their own, and cooperate with others and receive positive feelings from others. Self-disciplined children can direct their efforts towards fulfillment of their goals. Children learn self-discipline through understanding, commitment, and reinforcement. Self-reliance is achieved by allowing children to do as many things for themselves as they are capable of but keeping in mind new skills.


We know that choosing the right program for your child can be challenging.


Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask if you need help making the most appropriate placement for your child. Every attempt will be made to honor each parent’s request for placement in a specific class. Please see our Programs for more information. Students will be given the opportunity to meet their teacher and see their classroom before school begins. Tours are provided by appointment only. For further information please call us at 607-648-8577 or by email at                                                   


  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Experienced Teachers

  • Security System

  • Fenced Outdoor Play

  • Indoor Play Gym

  • Field Trips (optional)

  • On-site Visits

  • Special Events

Our Goals

  • Provide programs where children will be actively engaged in their daily activities.

  • Provide a warm, caring, comfortable and safe environment for our children.

  • Establish routines that are predictable and consistent.

  • All children will be treated with gentleness, honesty and respect.

  • Assess and support the health needs of children to promote wellness for successful early educational experiences.

  • Strengthen and empower families to learn together while bridging the gap between home and school.

  • Ensure that the instructional staff is highly qualified and informed on the latest early education research-based strategies.

  • Actively seek, support, and collaborate with community partners to increase positive outcome opportunities for children and families.

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