Preschoolers on the bridge at Nature's Way Preschool

Welcome to Nature's Way Preschool!

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At Nature’s Way Preschool, we foster a caring and positive atmosphere in which children can learn.  As we bridge the gap from home to school, we offer opportunities for children to connect with nature while developing the needs of the whole child. Through exploration and hands-on activities that are both child-centered and teacher-directed, we introduce social, emotional and physical skills as well as language and math competencies. Theme- related activities emphasize the process rather than the product and foster a sense of accomplishment.   < LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY OF NATURE'S WAY

All 2018-19 classes are currently at capacity.  Please sign up for the 2- or 3-day wait list below, and we will contact families in order if a space becomes available.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Meet the staff and learn more about Nature's Way Preschool inside and out!

Wednesday October 17th
Monday November 12th 4:30-6:30

Wednesday January 9th 4:30-6:30

Enrollment Information & Class Schedule

Indoor classroom at Nature's Way PreschoolClass Schedule

3-4 year old (students must be 3 years old by September 1 to attend):

2 day morning* 8:30-11:30  (Miss. McLeese,, Mrs.Mohill)
2 day morning* 8:45-11:45  (Mrs. Homan, Mrs. Morris)
2 day afternoon* 12:30-3:30 (Miss McLeese, Mrs. Mohill)
2 day afternoon* 12:45-3:45 (Mrs. Homan, Mrs. Morris)
*All 2 day classes are $260/month and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays.

4-5 year old (pre-kindergarten):

3 day morning* 8:30-11:30  (Mrs. G, Miss McLeese)
3 day morning* 8:45-11:45 (Mrs. Homan, Mrs. Morris)
3 day afternoon* 12:30-3:30 (Miss McLeese, Mrs. Mohill)
3 day afternoon* 12:45-3:45  (Mrs. Homan, Mrs. Morris)
*All 3 day classes are $360/month and are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.





2-Day Wait List for 2018-19 school year
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3-Day Wait List for 2018-19 school year
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KNC Scholarship Qualification

To be considered for a scholarship through the Kalamazoo Nature Center, please provide a summary sheet from your 2017 tax return (upon completion).  Your tuition will be discounted if you meet the following guidelines; percentage discount will be determined when funds are allocated for the new year.  Please call Heather at (269) 343-7342 with questions.

Household Size Annual Income
2 $39,825
3 $50,225
4 $60,625
5 $71,025
6 $81,425
7 $91,825
8 $102,225
Each additional family member, add: $10,400


Visit Nature's Way Preschool

Please note:  Nature's Way Preschool is a private school and not open to the public. 

Contact the Preschool Director
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A Visit to Nature's Way Preschool by Jim Triezenberg

Check out Jim Triezenberg's award-winning video about Nature's Way! This video won a bronze Telly Award, a big honor in the video industry.