Programs Offered

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
younger
18 yes
Sprouts Fridays 9:30-11:30am $125 2-3 years 10 yes
AM Saplings Mon-Thurs 8:45-11:45am $795 3-5 years 16 no
PM
Saplings
Mon-Thurs 12:45-3:15pm $695 3-5 years 16 no
Oaks Mon-Fri M-Th: 9:00am-2:00pm

F: 9:00am-12:00pm

$1350 4-5 years 16 no

Helpful Information for choosing the right class:

Class Unique Features
Acorns This 90 minute “Thursday Tagalong” class 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 “Parent-tot” class 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
Saplings
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!

2017-2018 Admissions

Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications received by February 15, 2017 will receive preference. Applications from current and active ANS members also receive preference. Acceptance letters are sent to parents in March.

Enrollment in all programs is for the school year, September through May. We follow the MCPS calendar in regards to holidays and school breaks.

One thought on “Programs Offered

  1. Melli – said
    “Dad I love playing outside in nature”
    Whats”Nature” Melli? She answered with a huge Smile on her face its every plant and animal.

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