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Playful Nature Explorers

 

Nature-based preschool at Ithaca Children’s Garden

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now open!

Enroll Today! 

Do you need accommodations to complete the Playful Nature enrollment form, have questions or concerns about paying the deposit or tuition fees, or know a family who would like assistance? Drop us a note at register@ithacachildrensgarden.org and we’ll be happy to assist.

Program Information

September 13, 2021 – June 16, 2022

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
4-day, 3-day, 2 day schedules

Tuition & Schedules

Request a Scholarship

COVID-19 Illness Protocol
Health & Safety Contract

Complete program information can be found in the Parent Handbook.

ICG’s Playful Nature Explorers is for children ages 2.5-6. It is research-based, child-centered, and brings a world of discovery, learning, and joy to your child’s day and season through nature and play immersion. Following the rhythm of the seasons, our play-based curriculum allows the natural curiosity of young children to lead our explorations, experiments, and creative expressions.

This approach does more than delight your child. It nurtures social competencies, builds physical coordination, strength, and body awareness, and sets a strong foundation for academic success.  Playful Nature staff and curriculum are experts in early child development and know what children need to thrive, so they can succeed in life, AND in the classroom. In Playful Nature, curiosity is stoked, confidence is built, and the love of learning grows stronger still.

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Enrollment

March 11-April 22: early enrollment period for the 2021-2022 program year
Families enrolling during this period will be notified no later than April 27th

After April 27th, rolling enrollment begins for any remaining spaces

Enroll Today! 

Do you need accommodations to complete the Playful Nature enrollment form, have questions or concerns about paying the deposit or tuition fees, or know a family who would like assistance? Drop us a note at register@ithacachildrensgarden.org and we’ll be happy to assist.

Ithaca Children’s Garden is for ALL children

ICG’s policy is to not turn anyone away for inability to pay. We have created an easy-to-use scholarship application form that will help us start the process of identifying the right scholarship level for your family. Out of respect for the dignity of each family’s private financial information, we will not request personal financial details as part of the application process.

If you are interested in scholarships, please complete the scholarship application.

We welcome all members of our community to participate in all programs and activities offered by Ithaca Children’s Garden regardless of ability. We encourage all members and volunteers of Ithaca Children’s Garden to support an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. Learn more about ICG’s Inclusion Policy and/or submit an accommodations request here.