Support the Felix Neck Preschool Startup Fund
Providing the Island Community with a Nature-Based Preschool
Nature for All
Your gift will directly help us provide the Island community with a much-needed preschool ready to welcome new children by fall 2019.
For over half a century, Felix Neck has been the place for Islanders to learn about and explore nature. Our wildlife sanctuary serves as a base for school field trips, family visits, and a variety of classes and programs for adults and children. In 2017, a new Education and Camp Barn was built to house our Fern and Feather Summer Camp and allow us to provide the Island community with a much-needed preschool.
It's estimated that, for every one licensed preschool space, there are four children that need care. With the great need and Felix Neck’s expertise in providing environmental education, Mass Audubon has committed to starting up a nature-based preschool on the Island that will provide care, immersion in nature, and opportunities to learn and grow in an outdoor environment.
To make this preschool a reality, we need the support of our Island community. Your contribution will help us obtain licensure; hire staff; purchase furniture, books, educational materials, and safety equipment; begin curriculum development; and start community outreach.