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

CNS’s First Day of School is Tuesday, September 6th, for our Tuesday/Thursday students and Wednesday, September 7th, for our Monday/Wednesday/Friday students.

CNS still has a few AM spots for 4 and 5-year-olds. Our MWF afternoon class still has a few spaces and can accommodate 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. We do not have any openings for 2-year-olds at this time.

For more information on class times and options, please click here to view our 2022-2023 registration form.

If you are interested in scheduling a tour for the 2022-2023 school year, please call (260) 436-6821 or email

Our Parent Handbook is now available online here.