Parent/Child Nature Discovery Preschool

Nature Discovery Preschool Fall 2024

Nature Discovery Preschool Series:
Life in the Canopy! (Leaves, Seeds and the Animals Above Us)

with Chrissy Larson
Ages 3 – 5 (Adult required to attend with child)
Fridays, September 13 – December 6 (no programs September 27, October 25, November 29)
Morning session: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Afternoon session: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Fee per Child: Tier A-$477 | Tier B-$398 | Tier C-$338 | Tier D-$258
Limited to 16 participants. Limit of 2 children per adult. Siblings under 3 are free.

The leafy branches above our heads create a habitat for birds, mammals, and invertebrates. Children and their grown-ups investigate together and spend the fall learning about the unique inhabitants of the tree canopy. Birds and squirrels use the branches to find food and shelter. Hawks peer down watching for prey. As fall continues, leaves change color and fall to the ground, creating a cozy layer of food and shelter for nature’s recyclers. This program encourages learning through exploration, movement, songs, stories, and crafts.  An adult caregiver must attend with the child. This Nature Discovery Preschool is a ten week series that takes place outdoors unless there is extreme weather.


Out of a strong commitment to improve access to our programs we are now offering a sliding scale fee structure aimed to provide greater flexibility in choosing a price that is right for you and your family.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy for Hitchcock’s seasonal programs: You may cancel your registration for any of our programs up to a week prior to the program’s start date to receive a refund minus a 10% administrative fee.  If you cancel within 7 days or less of the program’s start date, we cannot offer a refund unless we are able to fill your spot in the program.

COVID-19 Safety

Read our complete COVID-19 Program Participant Guidelines.

Our programs are designed to be fun and engaging and above all safe. The COVID-19 program guidelines are designed to help protect everyone as we meet the strict health and safety requirements of the CDC and our state. Please take the time to read the information thoroughly. If you feel that you or your child(ren) cannot follow these guidelines, we ask that you wait until these restrictions have been lifted to join one of our programs or events. We may change our guidelines to reflect new guidance from CDC and Massachusetts.

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