The Nature Preschool at Irvine

Irvine Nature Center’s award winning Nature Preschool offers children age three to five a supportive, safe learning environment that encourages discovery, question-asking and experimentation.

Our programs take place outdoors on Irvine’s 210 acre property and in our Montessori-inspired classrooms. Our incredible environmental educators provide engaging activities including live animal encounters, trail hikes, art projects, games, songs, and stories. The Nature Preschool is designed to help your child develop cognitive and problem-solving skills, while cultivating social skills and building their confidence. Our programs are accredited by both the Maryland State Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

We know that every family is unique and each has its own schedules and needs. As a result, The Nature Preschool has both full and part time programs to fit your family’s needs.

2019/2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

Full days: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Monday – Friday
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tuesday, Thursday

Full days: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Monday – Friday
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tuesday, Thursday

Mornings: 9:00am – noon

Tuesday, Thursday

Afternoons: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday

Before Care: 8:30am – 9:00am *
After Care: 2:00pm – 6:00pm *

*Before & After Care available daily for an additional charge.

What Families Are Saying

The Nature Preschool at Irvine is absolutely amazing! The science education offered is simply unparalleled! My daughter was lucky enough to have three years of Irvine’s loving, compassionate, inquiry-filled Nature Preschool. She’s learned letters, tree classifications, and all about ecological habitats and diversity, but more importantly she’s learned about compassion, friendship, empathy, and the importance of nature in all parts of her life and soul.

Rebecca Steiner, Nature Preschool Parent since 2016

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