Nature Center Preschool Program
**All morning Preschool and PreK sessions are filled. We have a waiting list. Spots are still available for afternoon sessions.**
Imagine a place
Where children are invited
‘can you hear?’
A place where it’s OK 'to get a little dirty’
That early childhood is a time for discovery, a time to enjoy the many miracles of the natural world:
the colors of fall prairie grass
the feel of a snake's skin
the call of the chorus frogs
the smell of plum blossoms
Yearly open enrollment begins February 1st.
The Pioneers Park Nature Center is a perfect place for young children to learn colors, counting, shapes, sizes, and spatial awareness through nature exploration. Our caring staff has a strong commitment to both the environment and to active learning. Your child's individual strengths and talents will be nurtured through a wide variety of daily activities.
The Nature Center Preschool serves children ages three to five years old. An annual enrollment fee must accompany registration and will be credited to the May payment. Registration is a contract for a full school year. Sessions are held September through May:
- Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday/Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Nature Center Pre-K ProgramSessions are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. The program is designed to support a child's transition from preschool to kindergarten. In addition to the Nature Center Preschool's emphasis on outdoor exploration, the curriculum will focus on
- letter recognition and printing
- phonics and sight words
- numbers and math skills
- music and movement