Our Nature Preschool Program is full for the 2019 -2020 Fall Term. We may have an opening starting in January 2020, so if you are interested get in touch soon! We also recommend that you get in touch soon if you are interested in the 2020-2021 school year as we expect to have a waiting list.


We offer following options for our Nature Preschool program.

Half Day Four (4) Years Old Program

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

September 9, 2019 - June 19, 2020


Full Day Four (4)  Year Old Program

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

September 9, 2019 - June 19, 2020


If you have general questions about tuition or our Nature Preschool, please email 

Our Nature Preschool offers joyful learning experiences for children ages 3-5 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. -  Preschool students arrive; Morning Circle Time


9:20 a.m. - Montessori style free choice "shelf work" or outdoor exploration


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

11:00 a.m. -  Indoor activities/shelf work/Afternoon Lesson

11:30 a.m. -  Math

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 (Friday dismissal occurs at 1:00 p.m.) for full day students

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 potty-trained and turn 3-years-old by September 1st to be eligible for enrollment.

To enroll, please email

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Fax: 518-827-5715


2136 Huntersland Road

Middleburgh, New York 12122


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