Starting preschool is a big step for young children! This class at Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool aims to bridge the gap between family programs (where the child attends a program with a family member) and traditional preschool (where the child is away from family). Nature Beginnings is recommended for children ages 3 and 4 who have little or no previous preschool experience.
SPRING SESSION: REGISTRATION IS FULL
Add your child’s name to the waitlist using the buttons below.
ADD YOUR CHILD’S NAME TO THE WAITLIST FOR MONDAYS IN SPRING
ADD YOUR CHILD’S NAME TO THE WAITLIST FOR FRIDAYS IN SPRING
WHEN DOES THE SPRING PROGRAM MEET?
MONDAY SESSION: 9 until 11 am, April 3rd to June 5th (9 weeks – no school on May 29) – $225
FRIDAY SESSION: 9 until 11 am, April 7th to June 2nd (9 weeks) – $225
WHO SHOULD SIGN UP?
This program is recommended for children ages 3-4 who have never done a program without their parents or caregivers before, or have had limited time doing so, and/or have not done an all outdoor nature-based program before. We will have a simple schedule full of play, stories, and group time, with an emphasis on learning to be part of a group, and of course having fun playing and learning in nature. Children must be potty trained to attend.
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM ENTAIL?
Stories, friends, and playtime outside! What more could a preschooler ask for? The class will be held OUTDOORS at the nature center, with one of our outdoor classrooms as home base. Bathrooms will be accessible for students. If the weather is too severe, we will cancel the program for that day. More details on this policy when you sign up.
- 9:00 – 9:15 am: Drop Off & Morning Circle
- 9:15 – 9:30 am: Story Time
- 9:30 – 10:00 am: Nature Hike
- 10:00 – 10:45 am: Free Play in the Nature Playspace
- 10:45 – 11:00 am: Goodbye Circle & Pick Up
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$225 per 9 week session. Need-based tuition assistance available upon request. Payment and paperwork will be processed during registration.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Register above starting at NOON on March 1st. Please be advised, classes have 10 students in each class with 2 teachers. When classes are full, families will automatically be placed on a waitlist and notified if spots become available.
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