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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.

Sugar Maple, 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.

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 2024-2025

  3 days/week 4 days/week 5 days/week
Before Care $1,596 $2,006 $2,216
Half Day $5,649 $7,403 $8,957
Full Day $9,807 $12,632 $15,120
After Care $2,405 $2,998 $3,329

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

Enrollment process

We still have space available for 2024-2025!

  • Schedule a tour today to come see what Nature Preschool is all about. Tours for the 2024-2025 school year begin in November 2023 and continue throughout the school year.
  • After touring, you will be sent an application where you can indicate your class and schedule preferences. Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2024 to apply for the 2024-2025 school year. A non-refundable $50 application fee is due at this time.
  • You will be contacted shortly after applying to be offered enrollment for 2024-2025 or a spot on our waiting list.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at 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.