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Playful Nature Explorers

Enroll Today in ICG’s Nature-Based Preschool

Experience a unique education with Playful Nature Explorers at Ithaca Children’s Garden. Nestled in the heart of Ithaca, NY, ICG’s nature-based preschool offers a research-driven curriculum tailored to young learners aged 2.5 to 5. Secure a spot in a nurturing environment that promotes personal growth and a lifelong connection with nature.

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Program Information

Register Now for 2024-2025

Dates & Time

September 9, 2024 to June 17, 2024

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


4 days per week: $575/month

3 days: $500/month

2 days: $375/month


Scholarship Opportunities: We provide scholarships based on eligibility for free or reduced lunch. Additional need-based scholarships are available. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.


Please contact with any questions.

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Enrollment Process

Determine which days you would like to enroll.

Reach out with any questions ( or 607-319-4203). 4-day schedules are prioritized.

Complete the registration form.

If you are interested in a need-based scholarship, please answer “yes” to the question “Would you like to fill out a need-based scholarship application?”

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Wait to hear back from ICG.

ICG will review your registration form, requested schedule, and scholarship information and then reach out to confirm availability or your place on the waitlist.

If space is available:

ICG will reach out to confirm your continued interest and collect additional information/payment.

Ithaca Children’s Garden welcomes ALL

Ithaca Children’s Garden welcomes 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.

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Questions about enrollment or our programs? Please reach out at or call us at 607-319-4203.