October 22, 2008 > Fremont Parents' Nursery School Closes Irvington Campus
Fremont Parents' Nursery School Closes Irvington Campus
Submitted By Rina David
After 45 years of operation, Fremont Parents' Nursery School (FPNS) has sold its Irvington campus. FPNS, the only co-op nursery school in the Tri-City area, came to a tough decision to consolidate the school last December. The decision was made as enrollment had been on a gradual decline for the past ten years and was insufficient to support two campuses. "It's unfortunate but for variety of reasons, most probably financial, fewer parents are able to directly participate in their child's early education," Says Michelle Miller, President of FPNS, speculating on the decline in enrollment.
The property was placed for sale after the school year ended this June, and sold on October 3rd. The Centerville campus is off to a good start with strong enrollment in all classes. "The consolidation has definitely put FPNS in a stronger financial position and given us security for the future," said Marsha Yarbrough, Director and Teacher FPNS.
FPNS is a non-partisan, non-profit, and non-sectarian organization formed in order to create a child-centered environment that has planned supervision for group activity on the preschool level, and to guide parents in family and social life. We serve children ages, 2-years to pre-K.