Nature Preschool

This Wildwood Nature Center program for 3- to 4-year-olds infuses traditional readiness learning and preschool activities with an emphasis on the natural world and daily outdoor discovery. In addition to their ABC's and 123's, children hike the trails, draw in their journals, turn over logs to look for insects and worms, practice science concepts, and get to know the animals at Wildwood while developing lifelong learning skills. All children must be completely toilet trained to participate.

Extend your child's day with our Lunch Bunch program! Children can bring their lunch and then enjoy indoor and outdoor play. They are escorted to/from lunch and the Nature Preschool program by staff. Check out the current brochure for details.

Fall 2017

Open registration begins February 27.

Class Day Date Times R/NR fee
50607 M Aug 28-Dec 18 9-11:30am $244/$291
50604 F Sep 1-Dec 15 9-11:30am $260/$311
50595 F Sep 1-Dec 15 Noon-3pm $293/$362
50605 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 9-11:30am $742/$885
50606 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 Noon-3pm $891/$1,056
50611 Tu/Th Aug 29-Dec 14 9-11:30am $508/$605
Lunch Bunch (AM Preschoolers)
Class Day Date Times R/NR fee
50609 F Sep 1-Dec 15 11:30am-12:30pm $71/$106
50608 M Aug 28-Dec 18 11:30am-12:30pm $76/$111
50610 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 11:30am-12:30pm $220/$308
50601 Tu/Th Aug 29-Dec 14 11:30am-12:30pm $151/$215
Lunch Bunch (PM Preschoolers)
Class Day Date Times R/NR fee
50597 F Sep 1-Dec 15 11:30am-Noon $43/$62
50596 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 11:30am-Noon $132/$184
Afternoon Adventures

Keep the fun of Nature Preschool going and spend the afternoon on an adventure. Enjoy free play indoors and outside as we explore the pond, prairie, and woodland through the seasons. This class extends your day and continues in the Nature Preschool classroom.

Class Day Date Times R/NR fee
50599 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 3-4pm $220/$308

This Nature Preschool is a separate, but complementary program to the Park Ridge Park District Licensed Preschool. If you have any questions please call Jenny Clauson at 847-692-3570.