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Enrollment (now enrolling for 2023-24)

Classroom Options

Schuylkill Center Nature Preschool serves children ages 3-5. Children must be at least 3 years old by September 1 of the school year they will enroll.

All students need to be fully potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently to attend Schuylkill Center Nature Preschool.

Sassafras: All-Outdoor Class:

this class takes place entirely outdoors, with a home base in nature. Children will come indoors only for bathrooms and in dangerous weather.

Sweet Gum and Sycamore: Indoor-Outdoor Classes:

nature-based, but with an indoor and outdoor home base. Children spend most of their time outdoors but also return to their indoor classroom at times.

We will be discontinuing our Nature Kindergarten program beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.

Schedule Options

Nature Preschool offers three weekly schedules:

  • Three days per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Four days per week: Your choice of days
  • Five days per week: Monday - Friday

Two daily schedule choices are also available for all weekly schedules:

  • Full-day: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Half-day: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Before care is offered in the same three, four, or five day schedules, from 8:00 to 9:00 am.
After care is offered in the same three, four, or five days schedules, from 3:30 to 5:00pm.

Fees and Tuition

Tuition Rates 2023-2024

  3 days/week 4 days/week 5 days/week
Before Care $1,520 $1,910 $2,100
Half Day $5,380 $7,050 $8,530
Full Day $9,340 $12,030 $14,400
After Care $2,290 $2,855 $3,170

Annual tuition can be paid in full at any time, or divided into installments. A $500 deposit is due at the time of enrollment, and 9 installments for the remaining tuition will be charged on the first of each month, September 1 through May 1.

Tuition assistance is available through the Child Care Works Subsidized Child Care Program.

Photography by Baastian Slabbers

We still have openings in Nature Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year!

If you are interested in enrolling for this school year, please contact us at earlychildhood@schuylkillcenter.org to schedule a tour.

Enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year

The first step of our application process is to schedule a tour. If you are interested in touring, please sign up for a tour using the link to the right.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at earlychildhood@schuylkillcenter.org or 215‑853‑6294.

The Schuylkill Center Nature Preschool is an equal opportunity care provider. All children are welcome to attend our program regardless of ability, need, background, culture, religion, gender, or economic circumstances.