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For children ages 3-5 years old

Notchcliff Forest Preschool

Notchcliff Forest Preschool is a joyful way for young children to play and explore in nature. This is a drop-off program led by two caring adult guides with a maximum of 10 children.

Current 2020-2021 class options: Tues./Thurs. Spotted Fawns class
Forest Fridays class, all meet from 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Up-coming 2021-2022 class options:
Mon./Wed. Chickadees class
Tues./Thurs. Spotted Fawns class
Forest Friday class, all meet from 9:30-12:30 p.m.

Re-enrolling families get priority enrollment from Jan. 1 - Jan. 31, 2021. Open enrollment for new families is first come, first serve starting Feb. 1st. Learn more about enrollment here.

Classes take place primarily outdoors, though we also access a classroom in the main building of Glen Meadows Retirement Community in case of extreme or inclement weather.

Families participate in our learning adventures! We welcome you into the forest to play during select Family Forest Days. We also offer monthly opportunities for families to attend a local outing at a nearby wild space. These outings allow families to develop kinship while we discover many more gems in our community. We also use this time to plan special activities with our 'grand friends' at the retirement community. (See program calendar.)

Tuition is based on what you might otherwise pay a sitter! Please note that enrollment is for the full program year (Sept. 2020 - May 2021; unless otherwise prorated for Jan. - May).

Your first payment is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable; second payment due Nov. 1, third payment due Feb. 1, and final payment due Apr. 1. Reminders with individual balances will be sent approximately two weeks before payments are due.  If you join partway through the year, we will prorate your tuition. See tuition rates here.

Enrollment Requirements: Your child must be three years old by Sept. 1 of the program year s/he begins. Toilet-training is not required, but please let us know about this sensitive topic in advance so we can best support your child's needs.

Family Agreement & Handbook: Immersive outdoor learning means just that - we are outdoors in all kinds of weather! Please read and sign the handbook and Family Agreement to acknowledge important policies that guide our program.

Our calendar and gear guide will be provided in your confirmation email. We look forward to amazing adventures with you and your child!


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©2019 by Notchcliff Nature Programs, a project of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools, Inc. Learn more at ERAFANS.org.