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For Prospective Families
We have limited openings for 2019/20 for four and five-year-olds in our afternoon program. Please contact Laurie Lukaszewicz, Preschool Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-352-2880 x154 to discuss availability or to arrange a tour. (Online application is for the 2020/21 school year.)
Join us for our Nature Preschool Open House on Saturday, January 18, 2020!
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.
2020/21 Class Offerings
We offer part-day classes for three to five-year-olds. Children must be three years old by September 1, 2020 and must be fully-toilet trained. Our school year begins Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and ends Friday, May 28, 2021. We are a nine-month program and require a commitment to the entire school year. The Preschool is closed for major holidays, winter break, and spring break.
Classes are composed of mixed age groups of three to five-year-olds. Each class has a maximum child/adult ratio of 8:1 with two teachers per class.
To help accommodate pick-up schedules, we offer an extended care option for our afternoon classes until 4:00pm for an additional fee.
Two Days per Week Options
- Monday/Wednesday mornings: 8:45am – 11:30am
- Tuesday/Thursday mornings: 8:45am – 11:30am
- Tuesday/Thursday mornings: 9:00am – 11:45am
- Tuesday/Thursday afternoons: 12:30pm – 3:15pm
Three days per Week Options
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings: 8:45am – 11:30am
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings 9:00am – 11:45am
- Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday afternoons 12:45 – 3:30pm
Four Days per Week Options
(K4 option – Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020)
- Monday through Thursday afternoons: 12:45pm – 3:30pm
Tuition Rates for the 2020/21 School Year
- Two days per week program $2,986
- Three days per week program $4,126
- Four days per week program $4,896
Each family enrolled in the Preschool will receive an annual family membership to the Center. We offer three payment options: by school year, by semester, or by month.
Application and Selection Procedure
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 18, 2020 | 9:00 am–11:30 am
Returning Students | Alumni Sibling Registration
Monday, January 20, 2020
Schlitz Audubon Member Registration
Monday, January 27, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020