Children's Nursery School at Peace UCC
Peace Church is . . . a place children are loved!
— Renee, member for 10 years and longtime storyteller for The Children's Nursery School at Peace United Church of Christ

Children's Nursery School

The Children's Nursery School (CNS) at Peace UCC provides a high-quality, play-based, early childhood learning program.

Sara Siefert graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Early Childhood Education in 2003.  After graduation Sara worked for Early Childhood Alliance in the Parents as Teachers program, working with parents, child care centers, and preschools on child development.  From there Sara went to Easter Seals Arc and worked with the Healthy Families program, home visiting with families and teaching child development.  This job sparked an interest in social work, and Sara spent the next 13 years at Positive Resource Connection, where she eventually became the Director of Client Services. Sara felt compelled to return to her roots of education after the long hiatus while working in a corporate setting.  In the Fall of 2022, Sara choose the role of the Director of CNS to return to early childhood education.  Sara has had 3 of her children attend CNS and was drawn to work here by the teacher’s compassion for all children, the school’s education and guidance philosophy, and the church’s openness and inclusivity.  Sara and her husband live in Fort Wayne with their 4 children, and in her spare time she enjoys knitting, yoga, and cooking.

Sara Siefert, Director

Registration for the 2023-2024 year will be open on January 24th at 10:00 am. Registration will be done electronically through Brightwheel, an app we use for registration, enrollment, and online payment. The link to register will be on this page on January 24th at 10:00 am. You will have to create a login if you do not already have one.

To register you will need to fill out basic information about your child, and make a class selection. The registration fee is $45. Class options and prices can be found below.

To begin, click here for the Brightwheel Registration App

Once you submit your registration and it is received by our office, you will be issued the $45 registration fee via Brightwheel. Once this fee is paid, your child’s space is reserved for the 2023-2024 school year. If a waitlist is established, you will be notified within 3 business days of your wait list status. The registration fee is still required to be put on the wait list.

To learn more about our classes and prices, please click here.

If you are interested in scheduling a tour for the 2023-2024 school year, please call (260) 436-6821 or email

Our Parent Handbook is now available online here.