Preschool Programs

As the largest nature-based preschool in the region, the Center’s programming is designed to build on children’s inherent curiosity.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s renowned preschool programs serve children ages one to six each year through classes in three specially designed classrooms, where children participate in hands-on, age-appropriate activities to support social, physical and academic development. The surrounding 100-acre parkland and access to Lake Erie serve as an extended outdoor classroom, making the Center uniquely positioned to influence the next generation’s understanding of local wildlife and conservation efforts.

In all of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s preschool programs, highly skilled instructors integrate Ohio Early Learning Standards such as science, math, literacy and the arts into fun learning experiences while fostering cooperative learning and social competence. The result is transformative: the Center fosters a lifelong appreciation for the natural world.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s preschool programs are designed to be taken in combination with each other as a customized preschool or as a complement to traditional preschool. To discuss the best fit for your child, please contact Preschool Coordinator Teece Lester at 440-871-2900 x214 or teece@lensc.org.


Upcoming Programs

october 2019

fri13sep(sep 13)9:00 amfri22nov(nov 22)11:30 amWild Things! - All SessionsFor children ages 1 – 5 years with one adult(september 13) 9:00 am - (november 22) 11:30 am Lake Erie Nature & Science CenterAge:1-2,3-5Season:FallSubject:Preschool Programs

sat14sep(sep 14)9:30 amsat16nov(nov 16)10:30 amWeekend Wild Things! - All SessionsFor children ages 1 – 5 years with one adult(september 14) 9:30 am - (november 16) 10:30 am Lake Erie Nature & Science CenterAge:1-2,3-5Season:FallSubject:Preschool Programs

mon16sep(sep 16)9:00 amthu14may(may 14)11:30 amFrogs & Polliwogs - All SessionsFor children ages 18 – 36 months with one adult(september 16) 9:00 am - (may 14) 11:30 am Lake Erie Nature & Science CenterAge:1-3Season:Fall,Spring,WinterSubject:Preschool Programs

mon16sep(sep 16)9:00 amthu14may(may 14)2:30 pmNature Nuts - All SessionsFor children ages 3 - 5(september 16) 9:00 am - (may 14) 2:30 pm Lake Erie Nature & Science CenterAge:3-5Season:FallSubject:Preschool Programs

wed18sep(sep 18)9:00 amfri15may(may 15)12:00 pmEarthlings - All SessionsFor children ages 4 - 6(september 18) 9:00 am - (may 15) 12:00 pm Lake Erie Nature & Science CenterAge:4-6Season:FallSubject:Preschool Programs

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