Nature Center Preschool Program
**There are openings in all sessions for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year.**
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. 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