Our Nature Schools

Our Nature Schools

Preschool Registration

Registration is on a first come first serve bases. If you are unable to register due to classes being full, please email Tisha Luthy at tluthy@cincynature.org to be put on the waitlist for the school year 2024/2025.

If you are interested in any other school year, you are welcome to email Tisha with questions however, we do not have waitlists for upcoming school years since it is a first come first serve bases.


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

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

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

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

Please note: Registration and participation in this program require a current family membership or above.

Please click here to read the Preschool Parent Handbook for the 2023-2024 school year.

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 more information: View PDF
  • Directions from the Rowe Woods entrance: View PDF

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

Step Up to Quality logo

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. 

About Nature Preschool 

Enjoy a glimpse of what our preschool is like!

Click here to download the full list of recommended clothing and gear for Nature School.