In 1921, Chautauqua Children's School pioneered the concept of nursery school education. Today, we continue to nurture the social, recreational and educational development of children. Each week offers a different theme in the Children's School curriculum. Guests or speakers often are included to share their special talents with the children.

How to Register

1. Register: A child is not enrolled until payment is received

Online Registration

 

In addition to online registration, beginning June 24 registration will also be available:
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Hultquist Center, Room 101
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. at Children’s School

More information is available at 716.357.6278, 8:30 a.m. – Noon

2018 Children's School Fees   2018 Dates (Monday - Friday)
Season $805 Week 1 June 25 - 29
8 Weeks $750 Week 2 July 2 - 6
7 Weeks $700 Week 3 July 9 - 13
6 Weeks $640 Week 4 July 16 - 20
5 Weeks $550 Week 5 July 23 - 27
4 Weeks $475 Week 6 July 30 - Aug. 3
3 Weeks $395 Week 7 Aug. 6 - 10
2 Weeks $285 Week 8 Aug. 13 - 17
1 Week $170 Week 9 Aug. 20 - 24


2. Download the Children's School Information and Student Information form.

Children's School Form

The Children's School Form contains:

  • General information about the program
  • Registration information and instructions
  • Required information form to complete and bring with you to CHQ
  • If you have a request for your child to be in the same classroom as another child, please email childrensschool@chq.org no later than 1 week prior to the child's start date

About the program

About the Program

Children's School is a developmental preschool for youth ages 3 to 5. The program includes a wide range of social, recreational and educational activities. Weekly themes often incorporate other Chautauqua programs in the areas of music, drama and art. A relationship with the Chautauqua community and its unique opportunities continue.

The program hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- noon. The school has 6 classrooms with a maximum of 25-30 students in each. A typical day at Children's School includes:

  • Developmental play
  • Circle time (reading, singing)
  • Activity centers (focusing on weekly theme)
  • Music
  • Special guest programs
  • Snack time
  • Outdoor play
  • Each week offers a different theme in the Children's School curriculum. Guests or speakers often are included to share their special talents with the children.

Built in 1921, the Chautauqua Children's School pioneered the concept of nursery school education. Additions to the building made in 1926, 1947 and 1969 were followed by a full renovation and expansion in 1994 to its present size and capacity.