2024-25 Preschool Enrollment
Applications for HNP’s 10th year of preschool programming will be available in mid-December on this website.
We are honored that you are considering Hartley Nature Preschool for your child’s preschool experience for the 2024-25 school year. Each family must submit a new application for enrollment for each school year. While you wait for the 2024-25 application to be available, I invite you to see the preschool in action during a preschool tour to see if HNP feels like a good fit for your family. You can sign up for a tour here. You can also find lots of information about HNP on our preschool FAQ page and on our curriculum and learning FAQ page.
Current Openings: 2023-24 Preschool Year
2023-24 Waiting List
This is a great time to get on the waiting list in case of 2023-24 openings! This application cannot be used to get on a waiting list for the 2024-25 preschool year. We do not operate a waiting list that carries over from one school year to the next.
To join the waiting list:
- Submit the Waiting List Application
- Pay the $25 non-refundable waiting list fee on our payment system
2023-24 School Year Offerings
*2024-25 information will be published soon*
|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 9/1/23||333.72 / 3,003.48|
|Mornings, T/TH||8:30-11:30||3-4 years old||Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/23||223.56 / 2,012.04|
|Afternoons, M/W||12:30-3:30||3-5 years old||Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/23||223.56 / 2,012.04|
|Afternoons, T/TH||12:30-3:30||3-5 years old||Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/23||223.56 / 2,012.04|
|Afternoons, Mon-Thurs||12:30-3:30||3-5 years old||Children who are 3 or older by 9/1/23||447.12 / 4,024.08|
|Full Days, M/W||8:30-4:30||3-5 years old||Children who are 3 or older by 5/31/23||407.16 / 3,664.44|
|Full Days, T/TH||8:30-4:30||3-5 years old||Children who are 3 or older by 5/31/23||407.16 / 3,664.44|
|Full Days, Mon—Thurs||8:30-4:30||4-5 years old||Children who are 4 or older by 9/1/23||814.32 / 7,328.88|
|Forest Fridays||8:30-12:30||3-5 years old||Must be added to another HNP class.||147.96 / 1,331.64|
New for 2023-24: Monday–Thursday Full Day Class
Our Monday–Thursday full day class will run 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 kindergarten readiness skills. 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.
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
|8:30/12:30||Arrival and free play outdoors or in the classroom|
|10:30/2:30||Outdoor adventure and free play|
Full Day Classes
|8:30-9:00 am||Flexible arrival time and free play outdoors or indoors|
|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|