Programs for 5’s & under:
|Class||Days||Hours||Monthly Tuition||Age by 9/1||Class size||Caregiver
attends with child
|Acorns||Thursdays||9:30-11:00am||$90||4 yrs. and
|AM Saplings||Mon-Thurs||8:45-11:45am||$795||3-5 years||16||no|
Helpful Information for choosing the right class:
|Acorns||This 90 minute program is held entirely outdoors on sanctuary grounds and is designed to foster shared nature discovery for you and your child. Younger siblings (under age 1) are welcome to join at no additional cost. Sibling discounts are offered when enrolling more than one child.|
|Sprouts||This 2 hour program offers an opportunity for a small group of 2’s and 3’s to explore our nature sanctuary with their favorite adult and one of our Nature School teachers. The class is a balance of outdoor and indoor activities which gives you a “preview” of our Nature School.|
|AM & PM
|Our drop-off program on Mondays through Thursdays for 3-5 year olds offers endless opportunities for learning and discovery on the sanctuary and in our classroom. Our days include lots of outdoor time exploring the nature trails, circle time with songs and stories, and hands-on activities in the classroom.|
|Oaks||Forest Kindergarten Oaks is an ideal class for older fours and younger fives who would benefit from a year of nature school before beginning a structured kindergarten or first grade. Oaks’ longer days include incredible opportunities for confidence building and risk taking as well as extended blocks of time for learning, growing and PLAYING!|
Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive preference. Applications from current and active ANS members also receive preference. Acceptance letters are sent to parents in mid-February.
Enrollment in all programs is for the school year, September through May. We follow the MCPS calendar in regards to holidays and school breaks.