Our part-time Nature Kindergarten & Pre-K Program is closed for the 2020-2021 school year. We recommend that you get in touch soon if you are interested in the 2021-2022 school year as we expect to have a waiting list.

Nature Kindergarten & Pre-K Program Details

We offer a half-day and full-day option for incoming 4 & 5 year old students, details are below.


We also offer a full-time, full-day Kindergarten program (M-F), too.

Half Day Program for 4 & 5 year old students

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

September 8, 2020 - June 17, 2021


Full Day Program for 4 & 5 year old students

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

September 8, 2020 - June 17, 2021

If you have general questions about tuition or our Nature Kindergarten & Pre-K Program, please email  

Our Nature Kindergarten & Pre-K Program offers joyful learning experiences for children ages 4-5 years old. Daily activities and rhythms that support the healthy growth of the young child are provided that encourage time for free play both inside our classroom and out in nature: in our yard full of swings, ride-on toys, slides, play house, sandbox/water/mud/trucks, forts and fruit trees and in our forest with streams, trees to climb, logs to balance on and moss to create something magical.  We go outside in almost all weather.

Our curriculum integrates music, art, sensory exploration and crafts. Activities include drawing/handwriting practice, free play, morning circle with songs and movement/yoga, introduction to Spanish, poetry, nursery rhymes/ finger play, games, snack, clean-up, outside free play, themed stories and projects, and nature walks. Free play encourages each child's development of emotional intelligence through guided social education.  Hands-on experiences prepare the child for cognitive learning.


Daily Schedule

9:00 a.m. -  Kindergarten & Pre-K students arrive; Free choice/free play


9:15 a.m. - Pick-up time & Morning Circle

9:40 a.m. - Free choice/ Free play

10:00 a.m. -Snack and all-school outdoor Recess

11:15 a.m. -  Theme read aloud

11:30- 11:50  a.m. -  Craft or themed activity

12:00 p.m. - Lunch for full day students; dismissal for half day students

12:30 p.m. - Relax and Read for full day students

1:15 p.m. - Theme Time (story and related project) for full day students

2:15 p.m. - Prepare to leave, outdoor Adventure Walk for full day students

2:45 p.m. - Dismissal 

Our whole school community celebrations throughout the year create a support for the child and the whole family. Our balanced program revolves around the seasons with developmentally appropriate themes weaving in an introduction to letters, numbers, shapes and colors.  However, our overall emphasis is on following the child's interest, cultivating social responsibility/kindness and emotional well-being, and, fostering wonder and imagination. We allow a child to be a child and nurture strong roots so they can blossom into lifelong learners.

Children must be fully potty-trained and turn 4-years-old by December 1st 2020 to be eligible for enrollment.

To enroll, please email

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Phone: 518-827-5533

Fax: 518-827-5715


2136 Huntersland Road

Middleburgh, New York 12122


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