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.
FALL REGISTRATION OPENS AT NOON ON JULY 1st
The fall programs will be held on Mondays and Fridays from 9 until 11 am. Play & Learn families receive priority enrollment for Nature Beginnings sessions.
WHEN DOES THE FALL PROGRAM MEET?
MONDAY SESSION: From 9 until 11 am, September 12th to November 14th (10 weeks).
FRIDAY SESSION: From 9 until 11 am, September 9th to November 18th, No School October 14th (10 weeks).
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?
$250 per 10 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 July 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.