Our Staff
Laura Laza, Director
Anchor Nursery School
I have been the Director of Anchor Nursery School since 1997. I have a Bachelor's Degree from St. Joseph's College and am certified in Elementary and Special Education. I have a Master's Degree in Educational Technology at C.W. Post. I am also the mother of 2 children.
The staff at Anchor Nursery School are dedicated and experienced. The staff consists of a director, teacher and teacher assistant. The Director is a New York State Certified teacher. Teachers and teacher assistants are hired based on their experience with children. All of the staff are CPR / First Aid Certified. The staff are members of Hope Lutheran Church as well.

Heidi Thide, Teacher
Our classroom teacher is Mrs.Thide. She has been working for the school for 20 years and is dedicated and enthusiastic.
Mrs. Thide also volunteers for Hope Lutheran Church as food pantry coordinator. She is a mother of 2.

Melissa Itara
Melisa is in her second year at Anchor Nursery School as the teacher assistant.  She has worked for the nursery school for the past 5 years. She has also been a member of Hope for 22 years and has served in various roles such as the Director and as a volunteer during Camp Hope and VBS, and as a Sunday School teacher. 


Learn about our programs and staff
Anchor Nursery School was founded in 1972.
The school's level of excellence has been maintained for over 43 years.

Our morning preschool program is held from 9:15 am until 12:15 pm. Children can attend any two, three, or five mornings per week that you prefer. 

Class Size
All classes must have an minimum enrollment of 8 to open. We strive to keep classes sizes to a maximum of 12 allowing for a 6:1 ratio. Exceptions may be made for one or two additional students.

Morning classes:
Two days per week $180 per month
Three days per week $220 per month
Five days per week - To be determined

Payments can be made monthly over a 10
month period.