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Nature Preschool Program

The Outdoor Center provides a unique setting for preschoolers — ages 3½-6 — to explore, play and learn through nature every day!

Children go on hikes, feed and care for the resident animals and expand their natural curiosity through hands-on activities. In addition to early literacy, math and science concepts, children build other important pre-kindergarten skills like sharing, taking turns and following directions.

Additional areas of focus include creative expression through art, music and movement, giving children a lot of opportunity to build coordination and motor skills. Children learn about letters, numbers, colors, shapes and more by exploring it all through nature!

This is an ongoing program throughout the school year, yet children are welcome to join at any time. Please contact the Outdoor Center at 952-949-8479 for more information or to schedule an observation visit. This program is part of the Passport to Fun fee assistance program for families who qualify.

Parks and Recreation Brochure [PDF]

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