“Delavan Nursery Center is a lively, vibrant place that provides a wonderful first taste of school for 3- and 4-year-olds.  As a speech/language pathologist, I see every day the ways that early learning sets the stage for school success.    
    Brain research shows that preschoolers learn language, self-regulation, and social interaction best through play activities. Delavan Nursery Center provides a language-rich, play-based environment with a rich tradition of getting children off to a great start in school.” 

JoAnne Tully, MS, CCC-SLP
oard Certified Speech/
Language Pathologist
Delavan, WI


Delavan Nursery Center
Sue Lefel, Director
Educating three and four year olds since 1965
What the experts say!

“I have had ties to the Delavan Nursery Center in Delavan WI for almost 10 years. All four of my children have been products of the center and teacher, Mrs. Sue Lefel. My children and I can attest to the remarkable qualities of the program.

Mrs. Lefel has a very professional and family friendly approach in the center. She is an excellent preschool teacher who has a nice and gentle attitude when it comes to her students. The Delavan Nursery Center has a long history in Delavan as a highly recommended preschool program and other local communities too.  I myself communted my children from Elkhorn to assure my children had a productive, positive preschool experience.”
       Mrs. Stacy Jacobs
          Mother of 4 DNC success stories
          Third grade teacher at Turtle Creek Elementary School

"Preschool and kindergarten programs range along a continuum from child-centered to teacher directed.  In child-centered programs, teachers provide activities from which children select, and most of the day is devoted to play." 
Berk, Laura E., Infants, children and Adolescents, 2005,
Pearson Education. p. 345.

"Many children are being raised in an increasingly hurried and pressured style that may limit the protective benefits they would gain from child-driven play. Because every child deserves the opportunity to develop to their unique potential, child advocates must consider all factors that interfere with optimal development and press for circumstances that allow each child to fully reap the advantages associated with play."

Ginsburg MD, MSEd., Kenneth R., The Important of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds,

American Academy of Pediatrics,

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