We invite you out for a hike to explore the magic of the natural world, our trails are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

We ask that all staff and visitors follow our mask policy to help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please stay tuned and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at

*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool


Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool is a program of ALNC and shares our mission to engage and educate, current and future generations, empowering them to respect, protect and enjoy the natural world.

Designed for children ages 3 to 5, Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool provides both outdoor and indoor environments rich in hands-on materials, literature and open-ended play time which encourage wonder, discovery, experimentation, invention, creation and the opportunity to see the results of one’s actions.

Curious about our enrollment process? Learn more here.

2021/2022 Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool School Registration Packet

Looking for our parent-child program for preschool-aged children? Check out Wonder Bugs

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Registration for the 2021/2022 school year is now closed.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please add your name to the waitlist below.

2021/2022 Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool Waitlist


We have a new program for preschool-aged children!

Learn about Nature Beginnings, our weekly program for children with little to no preschool experience.


For information how we are adapting Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool to ensure the safety of our students, their families and our staff, please review our 2020 COVID-19 Policies

Please direct questions regarding Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool to Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool Director, Courtney Woods.


Meet the Educators!

Learn about the staff at Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool.

Please review our Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool Family Handbook prior to dropping your child off for their first day of nature preschool. Children must be three years of age by September 1st to attend.

If your child is taking any medications that you would like us to administer, please complete an Authorization to Administer Medication and return to us prior to your child’s first day. This document can also be found when completing the online enrollment forms.


Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool Class Schedule

Days of the Week Times
Monday/Wednesday/Friday – Morning 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday/Thursday – Morning 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday thru Friday – Afternoon 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Monday thru Friday – Full Day 8 am to 3:30 pm
Before Care Begins at 7:30 am for full-day students
After Care Begins at 3:35 pm for full-day students; pick-up by 5:30 pm


Currently enrolled in Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool?

Access your current registration below.


Please direct questions regarding the Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool to
Aldo Leopold Nature Preschool Director, Courtney Woods

If you would like to be added to the nature preschool mailing list, please click here.



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Aldo Leopold Preescolar Natural es un programa de ALNC (Aldo Leopold Centro Natural) y comparte nuestra misión de involucrar y educar a las generaciones actuales y futuras, permitiéndoles respetar, proteger y disfrutar del mundo natural.

Aldo Leopold Preescolar Natural proveerá en los dos ambientes tanto adentro como afuera ricos en materiales prácticos, literatura y tiempo de juego abierto que fomentan la maravilla, el descubrimiento, la experimentación, la invención, la creación y la oportunidad de ver los resultados de las acciones de uno.

Revise su bandeja de entrada o comuníquese con la Sra. Courtney para obtener más información.

Si está en nuestra lista de correo de preescolar de Nature, busque un correo electrónico con información adicional pronto. Si desea ser agregado a la lista de correo preescolar, envíe un correo electrónico a


Aldo Leopold Nature Center