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.

Nature Preschool Documents

Fall 2019 Brochure
Daily Benefits Overview, Learning Objectives & Key Benefits
Fall Registration Info
Lesson Topics & Themes

Nature Preschool Fall 2019

Open registration begins March 10.

Activity Day Date Times R/NR fee
5160320-01 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 9-11:30am $806/$973
5160320-02 M/W/F Aug 28-Dec 18 12:30-3pm $806/$973
5160330-01 Tu/Th Aug 27-Dec 19 9-11:30am $586/$709
5160330-02 Tu/Th Aug 27-Dec 19 12:30-3pm $586/$709
Nature PlaySchool Fall 2019

Open registration begins March 10.

Activity Day Date Times R/NR fee
5160310-01 M Sep 9-Dec 16 9-11:30am $239/$291
5160310-04 W Aug 28-Dec 18 9-11:30am $275/$335
5160310-02 F Aug 30-Dec 13 9-11:30am $275/$335
5160310-03 F Aug 30-Dec 13 12:30-3pm $275/$335
Lunch Bunch Fall 2019

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.

Activity Day Date Times R/NR fee
5160340-02 M Aug 26-Dec 16 11:30am-12:30pm $81/$117
5160340-12 Tu Aug 27-Dec 17 11:30am-12:30pm $91/$131
5160340-13 W Aug 28-Dec 18 11:30am-12:30pm $91/$131
5160340-14 Th Aug 29-Dec 19 11:30am-12:30pm $86/$124
5160340-01 F Aug 30-Dec 13 11:30am-12:30pm $86/$124


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