Please use the registration form below to reserve a space or contact us with any questions. Thank you!

The Homer Nursery School


Homer Nursery School is sponsored by the Homer Congregational Church, UCC and is for children ages 3 and up. Nursery School is in session from 9:15 am until 12 noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and is located in Jones Hall at the church complex on the Village Green at 28 S. Main St., Homer, NY.


We believe that children grow and learn best in an atmosphere of warmth and respect for their uniqueness as children. We encourage and equip your child toward self-esteem, creativity, independence, and cooperation. To achieve this, our activities will promote:

Self-esteem will be enhanced by respecting your child, by treating him or her lovingly and by placing value on what he or she says and does.

By developing a sense of curiosity, individual creativity is fostered.

A variety of stimulating activities are offered for your child to choose from, enjoy and master independently.

By emphasizing trust, fairness, communication and interaction with others, a sense of cooperation is learned.

In our nursery school, your child is encouraged to respect the feelings and properties of others.  If discipline becomes necessary, only positive methods which encourage self-control and self-esteem will be used.

Remember the Golden Rule:  Treat other people the way you want them to treat you.

Homer Nursery School Registration

Children entering Nursery School must have reached the age of three by August 15 of the year they enter. They must also be completely toilet trained. You will find a downloadable registration form here.

School Hours

Class sessions are from 9:15 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and are located in Jones Hall. Your child should arrive between 9:15 and 9:25 am and be picked up promptly at 12 noon.

Contact Us

Phone: (607) 749-2604 or (607) 749-4719   email:

Our Staff has many years of commitment
to the Nursery School program.

Lisa copy“My name is Lisa Clark and I am the Director of the Homer Nursery School. My husband and I, along with our two children, moved to the town of Homer in July of 2001. My son Zachary attended the Homer Nursery School program in 2002 before starting kindergarten at Homer Elementary school. I have been employed at the nursery school since 2003. I started as  an Aide for two years then moved to a teaching position and then progressed to the position of Director of the program in 2008.”  “It amazes me that the first students that attended nursery school when I began are now starting high school. What a wonderful gift I was given when asked to become part of this program.”

Sarah Bouwens, another Teacher at Homer Nursery School says, “My husband, daughters and I moved to the area in June 2006.  All three of our daughters attended Homer Nursery School; it was a wonderful experience for each of them!  I was a substitute teacher here for 2 years prior to accepting a position in the fall of 2012.   It is such a blessing to be excited about going to work each day spending time playing, teaching and learning with children.”

Laura Ford grew up in Oswego, NY and moved to Homer in July of 2010.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Humane Leadership from Duquesne University. She has two young sons, one of which is currently attending his second year at Homer Nursery School.