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Nature Pre-K

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Saint Paul Public Schools Nature Discovery Pre-Kindergarten offers morning or afternoon Pre-K class with extended day and afterschool childcare options through Discovery Club (DC), allowing parents an opportunity for full-day, extended educational programming for their children. Nature Discovery Pre-K is open to children that turn 4 years old by September 1, 2023. 

We provide licensed teachers and curriculum that focuses on learning in a nature-based setting as well as bringing nature into the classroom. This program will run on the Saint Paul Public Schools calendar which can be found here. Nature Discovery Pre-K runs from September 7, 2023 through June 10, 2024.

Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration is submitted online by clicking here. Space is limited. Enrollment will be first come, first served. Enrollment minimum is 5 days per week. No part-time enrollment offered.

Registration for AM extended day is closed.

Registration for the 1/2 day Nature Discovery Pre-K class is separate from Discovery Club (extended day/afterschool childcare). Please note both registrations will require a payment method to be added at the time the contracts are submitted. However, a 2nd registration fee will not be charged for DC childcare. The $30 registration fee will be charged for the Nature Discovery Pre-K only.

Links to the separate registrations can be found below.

Location:

Saint Anthony Park Elementary School
2180 Knapp Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108

 

CLICK HERE for an interactive PDF chart with registration links.

Nature Pre-K Options Table Fall 2023

 

Nature Pre-K Registration
Discovery Club Registration

 

Financial assistance may be available to qualifying families for the 1/2 day Pre-K class only. Contact Nature.PreK@spps.org for more information.

Discovery Club childcare does not offer a sliding scale. Assistance may be available to qualifying families attending Discovery Club through the county childcare assistance program 651-266-4444. Please Note: Discovery Club does not qualify for the Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarship.

Meet Our Staff

Ann Griffin

 

Hello Families and Welcome to Nature PreK!

I am so excited to begin learning in nature this fall. I have taught in SPPS for many years in kindergarten and first grade. I love seeing children's curiosity as they explore and learn through play.

When not teaching, I love being outside, reading and talking about books, and spending time with family and friends.

Ann Griffin


 

Questions? Contact Nature.PreK@spps.org

Or call: 651-325-2521


"When children spend time outside, they explore science topics using curiosity, creativity and wondering, becoming better problem solvers and critical thinkers."  - Minnesota Department of Education