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.


Summer 2020 Preschool Programming

Due to the current times, Summer 2020 camps and programming at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will not be offered as originally published. Please stay tuned for more information about Lake Erie Nature & Science Center offerings.


2020-2021 Preschool Registration

Registration for 2020-2021 preschool classes has been postponed.

We are redesigning program offerings given health guidelines and protocols. Please stay tuned for more information at www.lensc.org/newsroom or Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s social media channels.


Upcoming Programs

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is offering pre-registered guided tours and pre-scheduled wildlife intake appointments:Learn more
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