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Puddle Jumpers Nature PreSchool

LOCAL-ORGANIC-FREE RANGE EDUCATION IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

OUR YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL program is 100% outdoors!

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THEY HELP EXPLAIN WHY PUDDLE JUMPERS WAS CREATED!

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& confinement in germ ridden indoor classes, which is sadly the norm in most preschools, is truly an unhealthy and outdated approach.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.

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  • Hands-on learning integrating Science, Literacy, Math and Art. 
  • Best suited for Independent Adventurous Learners.
  • Environmental Education in our beautiful 5-6 acre Living Classroom!
  • We only shelter during “UNSAFE” weather.
  • Potty training is Not Required for enrollment.
  • Wonderfully low-class sizes far below the industry standard.
  • Weather appropriate outerwear for all seasons is required.
  • Reggio Emilia, Waldorf and Montessori integrated learning. 
  • We welcome many Military families at Puddle Jumpers. 
  • To honor our Military we offer a 10% discount on tuition. 
  • We offer a 10% sibling discount on tuition.
  • Only one discount per family applies.
  • American Forest School Association Member
  • National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat
  • EFRANS Member
  • Eastern Region Association of Forest & Nature Schools
  • Eco-Healthy Certified Preschool
  • NC Toxic-Free Certified Preschool
  • Member of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance 
  • Featured by The Natural Start Alliance
  • Audubon Society Certified Bird Habitat
  • Member of NAAEE
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • NAEYC Member
  • Nature Explore Participant
  • Growing up WILD curriculum 
  • Project Learning Tree curriculum

PRESCHOOL STARTS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th!

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

CATERPILLAR 2's CLASS

8:30am -11:30am

 

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

 

2 DAY TUITION

Mon/Wed OR Tues/Thurs

Monthly Tuition $275
Registration fee $100 per child

3 DAY TUITION

Mon/Wed/Fri OR Tues/Thurs/Fri

Monthly Tuition $375
Registration fee $100 per child

5 DAY TUITION

Monday- Friday

Monthly Tuition $575

Registration fee $100 per child

EXPERIENCE NATURE PRESCHOOL

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:

  • 9:30am
  • 10am
  • 10:30am
  • 11am
  • Next Tours available on 9/21/21
CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR FAMILY TOUR

REGISTRATION

Complete your child’s enrollment:

  • Submit enrollment paperwork.
  • Submit getting to know you form.
  • Once we have received your enrollment paperwork we will email you an invoice to pay your 1st month’s tuition & registration fee.
  • Payments are Non-refundable.
  • Please Review Backpack/gear list 

EMAIL ENROLLMENT PAPERWORK TO:

ENROLLMENT PAPERWORK Backpack/Gear list Getting to know your child

CALL US WITH ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS    910-231-6775

GETTING TO KNOW YOU MONTH

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. 

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