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Nature Preschool

Our Nature Preschool program runs Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, September through May. View the school year calendar below for more information.

We enroll children ages 3 through 6. Children must be 3 years old or toilet trained before September 1st of the school year.

Each day will look different depending on the weather and the children's interests, but we maintain a daily flow, as shown below.

Daily Flow 

8:30 – 9:00 drop-off, free play

9:00 – 9:30     morning gathering

9:30 – 12:00   snack, outdoor exploration

12:00 – 2:00   lunch, stories, quiet time

2:00 – 3:30    outdoor exploration, snack

3:30 - 4:00 afternoon gathering, daily reflection, Nature Notes

4:00 – 4:30     free play, pick-up

2019 - 2020 Tentative Calendar

September 2 Labor Day – No School

September 3 First Day of School

September 23  Fall Equinox Family Gathering

October 14 Indigenous People’s Day – No School

October 16 – 18  Fall Break – No School

November 28 – 29  Thanksgiving Break – No School

* Fall Conferences *

December 20  Winter Solstice Family Gathering

December 23 – January 1  Winter Break – No School

* Summer Camp Open House *

January 20  Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School

February 17  President’s Day – No School

March 9 – 13  Spring Break – No School

* Spring Conferences *

March 20  Spring Equinox Family Gathering

May 25  Memorial Day – No School

May 29  Last Day of School / Preschool Graduation Ceremony

* Nature Preschool Open House *

Tuition

Tuition for our Nature Preschool program is $35 per day. We require that tuition payments be made in advance of when care is provided, on a monthly basis. Tuition payments are due by the first of each month (September through May), or before your child’s starting date if they enroll mid-month. If your child enrolls mid-month, tuition amounts will be prorated and adjusted as needed.

2019 - 2020 Monthly Tuition Costs & Scheduling Options

FULL WEEK: Monday - Friday - $175/week

September - $875

October - $700

November - $700

December - $875

January - $700

February - $700

March - $875

April - $700

May - $700

3-DAY WEEK: MWF - $105/week

September - $525

October - $420

November - $420

December - $525

January - $420

February - $420

March - $525

April - $420

May - $420

2-DAY WEEK: TTh - $70/week

September - $350

October - $280

November - $280

December - $350

January - $280

February - $280

March - $350

April - $280

May - $280

*holding fee applied to last two weeks of preschool

Do you need help paying for child care?

We believe that all families should have equal access to high quality child care. We accept payments through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to those who qualify.  Follow the link below for more information about their mission, eligibility requirements, application instructions, and more. We occasionally make alternative tuition payment arrangements in unique situations. Please reach out if you have any questions!

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)