Published on November 1, 2019

"Nature Adventures for Young Folks" Preschool Program

Preschoolers building snowmen

Play is the natural work of children. Wachusett Meadow’s Nature Adventures for Young Folks preschool program allows children to do what they do naturally—spend time outdoors learning, explore the wonders of nature, build friendships, and develop a deeper sense of place.

On a typical day, children may play in the outdoor play space, build a fantastic world in the sandbox, explore bird nests from the sanctuary collection, build a nest from recycled materials, listen to a story, and take a guided nature hike. 

Program Highlights

  • New nature-related theme explored each day through books, songs, games, art projects, and time outdoors
  • Two-year curriculum ensures that a child can attend consecutive years with little repetition
  • Days are flexible to allow for "teachable moments" and child-centered learning
  • Caring staff with decades of training and experience in early education
  • Small class sizes


All programs are drop-off and designed for children ages 3.5-6 years old.

  • Spring session runs January 28-May 28, 2020 (16 weeks)
  • No programs run during public school vacations
  • Supervised lunch option (11:30 am-12:30 pm) available for an additional $7 per day



Tuesday/Thursday AM Session
9:30 am–11:30 am
Tuesday/Thursday PM Session
12:45 pm–2:45 pm
Tuesday AM Session
9:30 am–11:30 am
Tuesday PM Session
12:45 pm–2:45 pm
Thursday AM Session
9:30 am–11:30
Thursday PM Session
12:45 pm–2:45 pm

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