OUR YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL program is 100% outdoors!
Puddle Jumpers is The Active Healthy Choice!
Local-Organic-Free Range Education in the Great Outdoors for Independent, Adventurous Learners ages 2-5!
At Puddle Jumpers We Are Fierce Defenders of CHILDHOOD! We believe curiosity is to be encouraged and celebrated! We feel the preschool years are made for first friendships, creative expression, open ended child initiated play, exciting discoveries, being exuberant & full of movement, laughter & happiness! The forced inactivity levels & confinement in germ ridden indoor classes, which is sadly the norm in most preschools, is truly an unhealthy and outdated approach. Nature Preschool is a wonderful place to practice and learn the life skills needed before entering a public, private or homeschool program. Learning in a Happy, Active Natural Environment can help your child to succeed in school and most importantly in life.
PRESCHOOL STARTS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th!
CATERPILLAR 2's CLASS
BUMBLEBEE 3'S CLASS
8:30 am-12:30 pm
DRAGONFLY 3's CLASS
8:45 am-12:45 pm
BUTTERFLY 4's CLASS
8:45 am- 12:45 pm
LADYBUG 4's CLASS
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
FIREFLY 5's CLASS
9 am - 1 pm
Would you enjoy visiting our Forest School to learn about possible enrollment? Click below to Call and schedule a family tour with our program director. Children must be in attendance with their parents. Tours last approximately 15 minutes. Tours are offered only on Tuesdays at the following times:
Complete your child’s enrollment:
EMAIL ENROLLMENT PAPERWORK TO:
CALL US WITH ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS 910-231-6775
We want Puddle Jumpers Nature Preschool to be a happy experience for all the children who attend our program. To help decide if your child is ready for nature preschool and if enrollment is a good fit, each child’s first month of enrollment is considered a getting to know you period. The getting to know you month is an important step in our enrollment process to be sure our preschool is an appropriate fit for your child. In rare cases a child may not be emotionally ready to separate from parents, or be overwhelmed by being in a group of children, or the physical activity level of our program is just too much. We practice open communication with all our preschool families to make sure each child settles in and is ready to attend. If your child is not ready we allow them to return in a few months, or the next season to try again. This works well for some of our 2 year olds who do not understand object permanence and sometimes struggle with separation anxiety when being away from parents for the first time. We are here to work with your family to make nature preschool a MAGICAL experience for your child.