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

Welcome to Children’s Nursery School at Peace UCC!

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open! Registration can be done here and is first come, first served. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 for the first child, and $30 for any additional children in the same family. Once your registration form is approved, you will be issued the fee on Brightwheel. Payments can be made via Brightwheel, or in person with cash or a check. Children must be the minimum age for their classroom before September 1st to be enrolled.

Any classes that are on a waitlist status will be noted in the class selection portion of the registration form. You may register for an available class and to be on the waitlist for a preferred class at the same time. Depending on total enrollment, we may be able to offer additional classes, so please register for any class you are interested in. If you have any questions about registration, please contact the office at or call (260) 436-6821

Click here for the 2024-2025 registration.

CNS utilizes play based learning, which means we want our students busy, active and exploring while they learn. There’s a wealth of evidence that play – both free play and guided play – helps children develop the cognitive and social-emotional skills crucial to long-term school success.

For more information about CNS you can see our parent handbook here. If you are interested in scheduling a tour to visit CNS, please email or call (260) 436-6821.