Celebrating 70 Years

Killingworth Nursery School has been continuously teaching children for 70 years!

Neighborhood Preschool

Locally run and operated at the Congregational Church in Killingworth.

Small Classes

Small sized classes are proven to help children learn faster and perform better.

About Our School

The Killingworth Nursery School (KNS) is a non-profit, interdenominational, cooperative preschool. Being a cooperative preschool means that we depend on parent participation through a variety of ways (such as providing needed resources for the classroom, volunteering to serve on one of the standing committees of the board, etc.). KNS is licensed by the State of Connecticut and is proud to be an approved Care4Kids Provider. We welcome all children at our school, encouraging them to expand on their interests while recognizing the uniqueness of each child. We strive to bring quality learning experiences to all children, guiding and interacting with the world around us. Learning is exciting! We want each child to look forward to attending our classes; to feel welcome and excited to see their classmates, while being curious about the class projects and curriculum that will be taught for the day. 


Open Enrollment for 2023-2024 School Year

Now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year! Click here to learn more about our Terrific Tots Program, and here to learn more about our Preschool Program. Click here for more information about enrolling!

We Wish Mrs. W the Best on Her Retirement!

Mrs. W taught the Terrific Tots Program for last six years. This Spring, she retired from the position after teaching in education for over 40 years. We wish you the best! To learn more about Mrs. W, click here.

Testimonials From Our Families

“Our son started his journey at KNS in the Terrific Tots program and he is about to complete the preschool program. The move from the Tots classroom across the hall to the preschool room was an incredibly smooth transition which helped to ease any apprehension he may have been experiencing about starting school. He has truly thrived at KNS in all aspects- academically, socially and emotionally. He has gained so much confidence during his time at KNS and I have no doubt that he is ready for Kindergarten. The teachers are incredibly supportive to not only the kids but to their families as well. KNS truly feels like a second family.” 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  – The Laudanos