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For Prospective Families
Join us for our Nature Preschool Open House on Saturday, January 12!
At our Nature Preschool, we follow an emergent curriculum that is based on the seasons and takes into account the children’s interests and needs. In fall, we watch the monarchs migrating, learn why leaves change color and discover turtles basking on logs. In winter, we follow tracks in the snow and explore the ice-canos on the edge of Lake Michigan. In spring, we tap maple trees and delight in the discovery of new life in our ponds. Children develop and strengthen skills they will need for a successful transition to kindergarten while forming lasting connections to nature.
We have limited openings for 2018/19. Please contact Laurie Lukaszewicz, Preschool Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-352-2880 x154 to discuss your interest.
2019/20 Schedule & Class Offerings
We offer part-day classes for three to five-year-olds. Children must be three years old by September 1, 2019 and must be fully-toilet trained. Our school year begins September 3, 2019 and ends Friday, May 22, 2020. We are a nine-month program and require a commitment to the entire school year. The Preschool is closed for major holidays, winter break, spring break, parent-teacher conferences, and one professional development day for teachers per year.
Classes are composed of mixed age groups of three to five-year-olds unless otherwise noted. Each class has a maximum child to adult ratio of 8 to1 with two teachers per class.
Two Day per Week Options
- Tuesday/Thursday mornings: 8:45am – 11:30am or 9:00am – 11:45am
- Monday/Wednesday afternoons: 12:30pm – 3:15pm
- Tuesday/Thursday afternoons: 12:30pm – 3:15pm
Three Day per Week Options
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings: 8:45am – 11:30am or 9:00am – 11:45am
Four Day per Week Options
(K4 Option – Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019)
- Monday through Thursday afternoons: 12:45pm – 3:30pm
Tuition Rates (2019/20)
A non-refundable application fee of $35 per child and will be processed upon completion of the application.
- Two days per week program $2,896
- Three days per week program $3,998
- Four days per week program $4,754
Each family enrolled in the Preschool will receive an annual family membership to the Center.
Application and Selection Procedure
A non-refundable registration fee of $35 per child is required.
At the end of each date below, applications are pulled in random order for that group. Children are then placed in classes according to the preferred days and times listed on the application. When all classes are full, remaining applications are kept on file throughout the year and used to fill unexpected openings. Every attempt is made to place children in their preferred class; however, we reserve the right to create optimal learning communities by balancing classes according to gender and age.
Application Dates & Open House
Preschool Open House
Saturday, January 12 | 9:00 am–12:00 am
Returning Students | Sibling Registration
Monday, January 14, 2019
Schlitz Audubon Member Registration
Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019
Applicants notified of their child’s status for the 2019/2020 school year
Thursday, February 28, 2019