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
5160310-01 M Aug 28-Dec 18 9-11:30am $244/$291
5160310-02 F Sep 1-Dec 15 9-11:30am $260/$311
5160310-03 F Sep 1-Dec 15 Noon-3pm $293/$362
5160320-01 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 9-11:30am $742/$885
5160320-02 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 Noon-3pm $891/$1,056
5160320-03 Tu/Th Aug 29-Dec 14 9-11:30am $508/$605
Lunch Bunch (AM Preschoolers)
Class Day Date Times R/NR fee
5160340-01 F Sep 1-Dec 15 11:30am-12:30pm $71/$106
5160340-02 M Aug 28-Dec 18 11:30am-12:30pm $76/$111
5160340-22 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 11:30am-12:30pm $220/$308
5160340-33 Tu/Th Aug 29-Dec 14 11:30am-12:30pm $151/$215
Lunch Bunch (PM Preschoolers)
Class Day Date Times R/NR fee
5160340-05 F Sep 1-Dec 15 11:30am-Noon $43/$62
5160340-06 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
5160350-01 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.