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For Prospective Families
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 the 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.
2018/19 Schedule & Class Offerings
We offer part-day classes for three to five-year-olds. Children must be three years old by September 1, 2018 and must be toilet trained. Our school year begins September 4, 2018 and ends Friday, May 24, 2019. 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, 2018)
- Monday through Thursday afternoons: 12:45pm – 3:30pm
Tuition Rates (2018/19)
A non-refundable application fee of $35 per child and will be processed upon completion of the application.
- Two days per week program $2,810
- Three days per week program $3,880
- Four days per week program $4,620
Each family enrolled in the Preschool will receive an annual family membership to the Center.
We have limited openings for 2018/19. Please contact Laurie Lukaszewicz, Preschool Coordinator, at email@example.com or 414-352-2880 x154 to discuss your interest.
For families interested in the Nature Preschool experience, but who would prefer a short-term commitment, we offer Nature Mondays, an enrichment program that meets on Monday afternoons. This year we’re offering three 6-week sessions, as well as one 3-week session of Nature Mondays. Nature Mondays takes advantage of our beautiful nature-based preschool classrooms, as well as our outdoor trails and play spaces. Details and registration.