Current Openings–Fall 2017

Hartley Nature Preschool is full for fall 2017. Click here to find a waiting list application for the 2017-18 preschool year.

Application Procedure

The next enrollment period (for fall 2018) will be during January-February 2018. During that time, families can complete the Application for Enrollment form and submit it with the $50 non-refundable application fee. The dates of open enrollment will be published in Dec. 2017. A new application for enrollment must be made each school year. Priority for enrollment is as follows 1) currently enrolled and returning children, 2) siblings of currently enrolled/alumni children who are on the waiting list, 3) children on the waiting list,  4) siblings of currently enrolled/alumni children not on the waiting list, 5) general public. Note that returning children do not need to submit a waiting list application before re-enrolling. We will try to grant each family’s first choice for class days and times and requests for teachers and classmates whenever possible and as is best for the make-up of preschool classes (i.e. gender, age balance). Families are notified of their class placement after open enrollment closes and must pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one month of tuition to secure their child’s spot at HNP. The deposit is applied to the May tuition payment.

Changes for 2017-18

T/TH AM Class Offering Update
Due to popular demand, the T/TH AM class will again be for three year olds and young four year olds only.

Full Day Offerings Update
This fall we launched our full day program and it has been wonderful to see our preschool grow with new staff and families. The full day has been a huge success and we’ve overcome challenges include limited storage space, the location of the bathrooms, distracting (though lovable) education animals in the space where the children get ready to go outside, and big windows in a room where children nap. We couldn’t have worked through these challenges without our wonderful, dedicated staff and the flexibility and commitment of our preschool families. As we look to 2017-18 we’ll be making some changes so that staff have more time to plan and prepare for your child’s experience at Hartley.

  • We’ll still be offering the T/TH full day class
  • We will no longer offer the M/W/F full day class. Instead, we’ll offer a M/W full day class
  • NEW! Any child signed up for the M/W or T/TH full day classes will be able t
    o enroll for Friday morning care. The Friday morning care will be from 8:30-1:00.

All children will bring a morning snack and lunch and will be picked up by 1:00 pm (before rest time). Friday mornings will be a chance for a good dose of outdoor play as well as extended learning opportunities beyond what is covered in either the M/W or T/TH full day classes. Sign up for the Friday care option will be a school year commitment, just like our other classes and enrollment will be limited to 16 children.