About Us

Our Classes


 Sun Prairie Nursery School, located in the United Methodist Church, 702 North Street, was formed, incorporated, and state licensed in 1968. We are a nonprofit, nonsectarian school open to all preschool children in the area. All teachers and staff participate in continuing education activities and are licensed by the State of Wisconsin.  

We offer both Preschool and 4K programming. Our Preschool program meets 2 days per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) or 3 days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.) We are also a partner site for  SP4K offering 4K 5 days per week. Each class has 2 teachers and a maximum of 20 children. Our total enrollment for the school is 114 students. SPNS follows the SPASD school calendar and is in session September-June.

Play Based Education


The philosophy of Sun Prairie Nursery School embraces the idea that the first five years of a child’s life are important. It is necessary that we capitalize on these years - that we help children develop their amazing potential. SPNS offers opportunities for socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child. Our program is designed to meet those needs in a warm and friendly manner. 

The  curriculum at SPNS is “play based” and encourages the child to learn through exploration and active play. We believe that “play is  children’s work” and have created an environment that supports this.  

During the day your child has many opportunities for learning.  We provide a variety of child initiated and teacher directed activities.

  • Circle Time
  • Center Time
  • Music/Movement Activities
  • Snack
  • Shared Story Time
  • Large Motor
  • Small Group Time 

Parent Cooperative


A parent cooperative nursery school is one which parents are directly involved in  the enrichment and success of the school through active participation in and out of the classroom. This parent participation is expected in the following areas: being active in fundraising events, volunteering in the  classroom, and providing snacks. Our  program thrives on family involvement! 

We always look forward to  families sharing their times and talents with our classes. Parents are encouraged to suggest ideas and changes for the constant improvement of the school.

The cooperative concept provides both the parent and the child the unique opportunity to work together and enjoy the total school experience. It also offers the chance to get acquainted with the parents of your child's classmates and to work closely with them in joint ventures for the school.