About Us

Celebrating over 25 years of excellence!

Village Green Nursery School is dedicated to providing a caring, supportive and developmentally
appropriate environment, offering a wide variety of activities designed to reflect each child’s interests
and abilities. Our goal is to help children grow toward their potential, discover the joy of learning and
enjoy a rewarding preschool experience.

PROGRAMS
The 3 Year-Old Program meets T/Th from 9:00-12:00
The 4 Year-Old Program meets M/W/F from 9:00-12:00*
*Extended Day Program: M/W/F option to extend the day to 1:30

VGNS offers a non-sectarian program.

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Meet Our Staff

Shannon Knudsen: Director

Shannon became director of VGNS during the summer of 2017. For 17 years She enjoyed being an early childhood classroom teacher.  She has her Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education, Head Teacher Certificate, Director’s Credentials, and has many hours of professional development workshops and seminars. Shannon began her college career at the University of Cincinnati, took classes at Albertus Magnus, and received her degree from Charter Oak State College. Shannon is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio but moved to Connecticut in 2002 with her husband and two daughters.  She loves to help in the classroom whenever needed.  

Tina Michaud: 3’s & 4’s Head Teacher, Apple Blossom Room

Tina Michaud has lived in Southington with her family since 2004. She attended Eastern CT ST University and received a BA Degree in child psychology. Tina earned her elementary teaching certificate at Central CT State University.  She has taught both preschool and kindergarten. After Tina had her girls she took time off to be home with them and now she is happy to be teaching again.  She has years of volunteering experience from helping kids with academics in the classroom to running
the drama club. Tina has been teaching at VGNS since 2018.

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