Daily Schedule

Our days at nature preschool are filled with exploring, learning, and fun! Barring severe weather, students spend their days almost entirely outside, with staff ensuring that the students stay happy, healthy, and safe, but also learn how to dress for all types of weather!

Below is a general overview of what a day at nature preschool looks like:

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Table activities

Our morning starts with various table activities while we wait for our friends to arrive. Activities include anything from blocks, Legos, letter magnets, magic marker worksheets, to the Lite-Brite.

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Circle time

Each morning we start circle time by singing our good morning song and checking the weather!

This is a great chance for students to share ideas and engage in student-led discussion. We also go over a few academic exercises, read a story, and have fun lessons!

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Snack

After circle time we wash our hands and gather at our tables for snack. Snack is provided and includes healthier options such as fresh and dried fruits and vegetables, rice cakes, and low sodium pretzels. Please contact the staff with any dietary restrictions, and we will do our best to accommodate!

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Dress for the weather

This part  of our day focuses on developing self help skills: zipping, buttoning, pulling on boots, etc.

Students keep a set of outdoor clothes at school to ensure they are ready to explore outside no matter the weather and to avoid forgetting your gloves at home!

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Outdoor Discovery Time

The best part of every day! Outdoor discovery time gives us the opportunity to take our lessons outdoors. For part of this time we will continue the lesson introduced inside the classroom. For the other half, students are free to explore and interact with the challenging and stimulating environment created by their peers and teachers. 

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Open House Dates

Our annual open houses occur at the end of our spring and fall semesters.

 

The next open house will be Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 1-5pm.

Enrollment

Enrollment for each school year opens at 8 AM on the first business day in January, prior to that school year. For example, enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year opens on January 3rd, 2022.

On the first day of enrollment, registration forms are accepted IN-PERSON ONLY at Stauffer Mansion: 1241 Lititz Pike, starting at 8am.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration remains open until all spots are filled. After the first day of enrollment, inquiries about openings and registration forms may be submitted via email to NaturePreschool@manheimtownship.org

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Tours and Observations

Can't wait for our winter or spring open houses? Email us to set up a tour! Due to our current schedule tours will typically need be be scheduled for Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.

 

If you'd like to observe a class we require that you have all of your PA-mandated volunteer clearances including a PA Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse History Clearance, and the FBI Criminal Background Check (only if you have lived outside of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years). Please email us for more details.

 

Tuition

Fall 2022 Semester [9/7/22-12/16/22 – 14 Calendar Weeks]

 

3-yr-old   (Tu/Th)   9-11:30am

Manheim Township Resident- $742.50 ($55/Week)

Non-resident- $877.50 ($65/Week)

 

4-yr-old (M/W/F) 9-11:30 am

Manheim Township Resident- $975 ($75/Week)

Non-resident- $1,111.50 ($85.50/Week)

 

Mixed-Age Afternoons (Ages 3-5)  (M-Fr 5 days) 12:30-3 pm

Manheim Township Resident- $1,584 ($120/Week)

Non-resident- $1,650 ($125/Week)

 

Spring 2023 Semester [1/3/23-5/19/23 – 20 Calendar weeks]

 

3-yr-old (Tu/Th) 9-11:30am

Manheim Township Resident- $1,100 ($55/Week)

Non-resident- $1,300 ($65/Week)

 

4-yr-old (M/W/F) 9-11:30 am

Manheim Township Resident- $1,300 ($75/Week)

Non-resident- $1,482 ($85.50/Week)

 

Mixed-Age Afternoons (Ages 3-5)  (M-Fr 5 days) 12:30-3 pm

Manheim Township Resident- $2,208 ($120/Week)

Non-resident- $2,300 ($125/Week)

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Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our program

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Tel: 717-290-7180
Email: NaturePreschool@manheimtownship.org

Location address:

2369 Lititz Pike

Lancaster, PA 17601

Mailing address:

1241 Lititz Pike

Lancaster, PA 17601

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