OPEN HOUSE Wednesday March 15th

6:00pm – 7:00pm


Natureplay PRESCHOOL (Ages 3-5)

 Registration Open March 1st

Monday – Friday  9:00am – 12:00pm ($25/Day)

Flexible scheduling lets you choose the days that work best for your family!

Extended Day Options

Early Birds 8:00-9:00 am Mon-Fri ($5/Day)

Squirrel Munch Healthy Lunch 12:00-1:00 ($7/Day)

*Investigators 1:00-3:00 pm Tues, Wed & Thur* ($18/Day Ages 4-5 only)


Natureplay SCIENCE Class (Ages 4-6)

 Registration Open March 1st

Tues & Thurs 12:30pm – 3:30pm ($200/Month)

Combines well with other local preschool programs to create a full day of exploration and adventure

for your child as they prepare for kindergarten readiness.

Extended Day Options

Squirrel Munch Healthy Lunch 12:00-12:30 ($5/Day)



Why NaturePlay?

What could be better than stomping in puddles, collecting leaves, and playing in nature? Our children spend time outside learning from the natural world that surrounds them. We focus on place-based learning through investigation and inquiry. The most amazing aspect of NaturePlay is knowing that our kids are absorbing advanced scientific concepts through hands-on activities, games, art, stories, and nature discovery.
Every day, we serve a healthy organic snack while honoring all dietary or allergen needs and restrictions including dairy free, gluten free, nut free, etc. Students often bake, eat from the garden, and create edible food art.
NaturePlay staff maintain a low child to adult group ration for 6:1 for 3-4 year olds and 8:1 for 5-6 year olds.

Does NaturePlay prepare my child for school?

Students learn everything they would at a traditional preschool and more. We explore the alphabet with our nature themes and tie in American Sign Language. Children learn to identify letter sounds and small words as they are ready. Advanced experiments and nature games prepare students for following directions.

Children Should Wear:

  • Sturdy shoes (velcro or slip on)
  • Warm coat for winter
  • Waterproof boots for winter (slip on)
  • Waterproof pants (optional)
Please provide a change of clothes. We go outside EVERY DAY and may get muddy/wet
*Large puddles can be found all over Avery Park after heavy rains.



It is never too late to join us!  

Limited number of opening available in Spring 2017 

Email us directly to inquire:

For Spring 2017 class – Click Here to Register




Click HERE to make or calculate a Payment

*There is a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee, due when you register. This fee goes directly to NaturePlay program art supplies and materials.
NaturePlay Preschool: 9:00-12:00 – $25/Day
NaturePlay Science: 12:30-3:30 – $25/Day
Optional Add-ons (*Preschool ONLY):
Early Birds 8:00-9:00 – $5/Day*
Squirrel Munch Lunch – $7/Day for PreK or $5/Day for Science
Investigators Extension 3:30-4:30 – $6/Day*
We strive to make our programs available to all. Funding is available this year through the allocation of AHNC program fees and the generosity of our giving community. To learn more visit our scholarship page and apply BEFORE REGISTERING.
Any schedule changes require a 1 month notice. Payment is due for all programs the first week of each month a $5 late charge will be added after the first full week. A $35 bounced check fee will be applied to all checks that return as NSF. We follow the OSU schedule for Holidays and snow closure but with 2hr school district delays we run as normal. Credits will be give when or if we close for snow days.
You must fill out a Guardian Information and Medial Release once a year or if any information changes. You can do multiple children on each form and you only need one no matter how many programs you participate in.