Education

Nature Preschool

Please join us for our Preschool Open House on Sunday, January 26, from 2-4 pm.

Registration for the 2020-2021 classes is now open. Click on the links below to register:

Tuesday & Thursday Afternoons (12:30-3:30 pm)

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Afternoons (12:30-3:30 pm)

Tuesday & Thursday Mornings (8:30-11:30 am) -- FULL

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Mornings (8:30-11:30 am) -- FULL

Contact Nature Preschool Director Tisha Luthy to schedule a meeting at tluthy@cincynature.org or (513) 831-1711, ext. 123. 

Why Choose Us

Nature Preschool initiates a life-long, meaningful relationship with the natural world in a high quality early childhood environment. We are a fully licensed, nine-month preschool offering morning or afternoon classes for three- to five-year olds. Children must be three years old by September 1 of the year they enroll and must be toilet trained.    

Curriculum will be inquiry-based and student-driven. The inherent wonder, complexity, and beauty of the natural world will serve as a catalyst for each child’s growth and development.  Children will “learn by doing” through child-initiated play and active hands-on exploration of their environment where they gather information, pursue new questions, and construct their own theories of how the world works. Teachers will be observant, flexible, and creative facilitators and mentors who model an ethic of respect and love for all life. Nature will be the foundation for the curriculum.  Direct experience in nature is critical in meeting the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of children.  Our curriculum is based on Ohio Early Learning Content Standards and developmentally appropriate practices. 


For More Information

  • Class options, tuition and application information: View PDF
  • Directions from the Rowe Woods entrance: View PDF

Cincinnati Nature Center's Nature Preschool was awarded the Step Up to Quality Five-Star Rating, one of only a few preschools in Clermont County to receive this recognition.