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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.

Fall 2018

Application Calendar and Procedure

Fall 2018 enrollment happens during January and February 2018. The application for fall 2018 will be available online or in the Nature Center on December 20, 2017.

  • Returning family enrollment: January 1—January 19, 2018
  • Waiting list and public enrollment for half day classes: January 19—February 9, 2018
  • February 23, 2018  Class placement notification
  • March 8, 2018  Non-refundable deposit due to reserve your child’s spot (applied to May 2019 tuition payment)

During enrollment, families can complete the Application for Enrollment form for half day classes and submit it with the $25 non-refundable application fee to register for HNP. We will not offer open enrollment for full day classes for fall 2018; all open full day spots will be filled from our waiting list. 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 via mail and must pay a non-refundable deposit equal to one month of tuition to secure their child’s spot at HNP. The deposit is due on March 8, 2019 and is applied to the May 2019 tuition payment.

Enrollment Details

T/TH AM Class Offering 
This class is for three year olds and young four year olds who have just had a birthday in June, July, or August.

Full Day Offerings 
We offer M/W and T/TH full day classes. Please note that our program is not designed for a child to attend both the M/W and the T/TH full day classes. We are unable to offer a Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday full day offering at this time. **Please note: We will fill fall 2018 full day spots from our waiting list and will not offer open enrollment for fall 2018 full day classes.**

Friday Morning Care 8:30-1:00

Looking for more time at HNP? We have an extended Friday morning class from 8:30-1:00! The Friday morning class is open to both full and half day children (except those already here for our M/W/F AM class). 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 the child’s regular class. Sign up for the Friday care option is a school year commitment, just like our other classes, and enrollment is limited to 16 children.