Preschool Programs

The goal of CNC’s preschool curriculum is to introduce young children to nature through enjoyable outdoor learning activities in a safe environment.  Programs are “hands-on”, typically last one hour, and include both indoor and outdoor experiences.  Group Programs offer the ability to schedule groups for private educational programs.

Public Preschool Programs can be found by clicking here 

Preschool Group Programs are offered to in three different formats:

Parent-Tot Programs:

Children (with their adult) will learn about what nature is, parts of nature, and how to help our environment. For class subjects and seasons click here.

Interpretive Programs: 

A naturalist will guide preschoolers on an hour long adventure including a nature introduction, hike and take-home activity. For class subjects and seasons click here.

Story Time Programs:

Preschoolers will spend an hour listening to a nature story read by a naturalist, go on a short hike to observe nature, make a nature craft to bring home, and when subject appropriate meet a live animal. For class subjects and season click here.

Program fees

$5.00 per student – $50.00 per program minimum – $5.00 per adult chaperone above 5:1 student/chaperone ratio

For general scheduling information including answers to frequently asked questions click here.

For information on the above programs, please contact the Program Director or call the Nature Center at 651-437-4359