Nature Preschool

This Wildwood Nature Center program infuses traditional readiness learning and preschool activities with an emphasis on the natural world and daily outdoor discovery. The curriculum incorporates the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

Fall 2024 Registration Information

Registration Begins: Friday, March 1, 2024 • 10:00am

General Information

  • Some classes may be full due to advance registration for children currently enrolled in our Nature Preschool Program.
  • Children must be age appropriate by September 1, 2024
  • All Children must be completely toilet trained to participate
  • Start date is Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Nature Preschool 2024-2025 School Year

Monday-Friday AM (9:00am-11:30am) 
$3,761 Resident / $4,517 Non-Resident

Monday/Wednesday/Friday AM (9:00am-11:30am) or PM (12:30pm-3:00pm) 
$2,209 Resident, $2,654 Non-Resident

Tuesday/Thursday AM (9:00am-11:30am) or PM (12:30pm-3:00pm)
$1,554 Resident / $1,868 Non-Resident

Nature Playschool: Fall 2024 (16 weeks)

Tuesday AM (9:00am-11:30am)
$365 Resident / $442 Non-Resident

Thursday AM (9:00am-11:30am)
$365 Resident / $442 Non-Resident

Friday AM (9:00am-11:30am)
$365 Resident / $442 Non-Resident

Fees are subject to change. 

Nature Preschool Documents

Key Benefits & Daily Overview
Lesson Topics & Themes
Nature Preschool & Playschool Parent Handbook 2023-24
Medicine Packet

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, Supervisor: 224-585-4861 or
Maggie Martin, Assistant Supervisor: 224-585-4862 or