Enrollment and Applications

2024-25 Waiting List

Thank you for your interest in Hartley Nature Preschool! We are honored that you are considering Hartley Nature Preschool for your child’s preschool experience for the 2024-25 school year. All 2024-25 classes are currently full.

You are invited to join the 2024-25 Hartley Nature Preschool waiting list if you missed the deadline for the enrollment lottery or if you are interested in a possible mid-year start for a child. To join the waiting list:

Good to know:

  • Tip: mark as many options as possible on your waiting list application to make it more likely that there will be an opening available for your child.
  • We encourage all new families to see the preschool in action during a preschool tour to make sure HNP feels like a good fit for your family. You can sign up for a tour here.
  • Learn more about HNP on our preschool FAQ page and on our curriculum and learning FAQ page

2024-25 School Year Offerings

Times/Days Hours Ages Enrollment Preference Given To Tuition $ per month/year
Mornings, M/W/F 8:30-11:30 3-5 years old Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/24 343.73 / 3,093.57
Mornings, T/TH 8:30-11:30 3-4 years old Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/24 230.27 / 2,072.43
Afternoons, M/W 12:30-3:30 3-5 years old Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/24  230.27 / 2,072.43
Afternoons, T/TH 12:30-3:30 3-5 years old Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/24  230.27 / 2,072.43
Afternoons, Mon-Thurs 12:30-3:30 3-5 years old Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/24 460.53 / 4,144.77
Full Days, M/W 8:30-4:30 3-5 years old Children who are 3 or older by 5/31/24 419.38 / 3,774.42
Full Days, T/TH 8:30-4:30 3-5 years old Children who are 3 or older by 5/31/24 419.38 / 3,774.42
Full Days, Mon—Thurs 8:30-4:30 4-5 years old Children who are 4 or older by 9/1/24 838.75 / 7,548.75
Forest Fridays 8:30-12:30 3-5 years old Must be added to another HNP class. 152.40 / 1,371.60

Enrollment FAQs

Monday–Thursday Full Day Class

The Monday–Thursday full day class goes from 8:30-4:30. Children who are four by 9/1/23 or older are prioritized for enrollment to allow the class to go further afield and to focus more on skills appropriate for 4-5 year old kiddos. The older cohort will also allow for more turnover from year to year.  Enrollment for Mon-Thurs full day is likely to be competitive. Please consider indicating other full and/or half day classes that would work for your family’s schedule on your child’s application so that we have the best possible chance of getting your child into our program.

M/W and T/Th Full Day Offerings

We offer M/W and T/TH full day classes for those who prefer 2 full days/week at Hartley. The full day goes from 8:30-4:30. Children who are three by 5/31/23 or older are prioritized for enrollment. Please know as you consider applying for the full day classes that returning children have priority for enrollment for the full day classes, which generally leaves very few spots for new children. Please consider indicating other full and/or half day classes that would work for your family’s schedule on your child’s application so that we have the best possible chance of getting your child into our program.

T/TH AM Class Offering 

The T/TH AM class is designed for three year olds and young four year olds who have just had a birthday in June, July, or August. We’re happy to chat about your child’s specific situation if you would prefer the T/TH AM class even though your child is a bit older.

Forest Fridays 

Looking for more time at HNP? We have an extended Friday morning class called Forest Fridays that runs from 8:30-12:30! Children bring a morning snack and lunch and will be picked up by 12:30 pm (before rest time). Forest Fridays are a chance for a good dose of outdoor play as well as extended learning opportunities beyond what is covered in the child’s regular class. Signing up for Forest Fridays is a school year commitment, just like our other classes, and enrollment is limited to 16 children. Forest Fridays are only offered in combination with other HNP classes; children cannot attend the Forest Friday class only. Priority for registration is in the following order: Mon-Thurs full day, M/W full day, T/Th full day, 1/2 day.

Sample Daily Schedules

Half Day Classes

AM/PM
8:30/12:30 Arrival and free play outdoors or in the classroom
9:30/1:30 Circle time
9:45/1:45 Snack time
10:30/2:30 Outdoor adventure and free play
11:30/3:30 Pick-up time

Full Day Classes

8:30-9:00 am Flexible arrival time and free play outdoors or indoors
9:15 Circle time
9:30 Morning snack and bathroom break
10:15 Outdoor adventure and free play
12:00 pm Bathroom break and lunch
1:00 Nap / rest time and quiet activities
2:45 Bathroom break and afternoon snack
3:15 Outdoor free play
4:00-4:30 Flexible pick up time
4:30 Children must be picked up by 4:30