Art, Nature & Me Preschool Programs

Art, Nature & Me is a State of Connecticut licensed preschool. Children's preschool experience is enhanced by our amazing site. We are a field trip!

Children learn by being active participants. Art, Nature & Me at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center inspires creativity, promotes self-discovery, and nurtures an appreciation for lifelong learning. Our staff supports a child's sense of wonder and natural curiosity by providing hands-on experiences in our classrooms as well as outdoors in the natural world.

The goal of our three-year-old program is to help children become part of a social group. They learn to take turns, wait, walk together as a group, listen to each other's needs, listen to the teacher, share and enjoy the company of others. Four year olds continue to develop socially while their cognitive, creative, physical, and emotional skills are further developed so they are prepared for kindergarten. Both three and four year olds develop their social, physical, cognitive, and creative skills on a daily basis through our seasonal curriculum and interactions with their peers and teachers.

We follow the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards to develop our learning experiences for all children and assess each child's progress. We are a peanut and tree nut free school.

For school year 2017-2018 we offer:

3 YEAR-OLDS: For children who are three by December 31 of the September they enter:
M-F morning$7,0009am - 11:45am155 days
T & TH morning$3,4009am - 11:45am62 days
MWF morning$5,0009am - 11:45am93 days
MWF afternoon$4,300.001pm - 3:45pm93 days
4 YEAR-OLDS: For children who are four or five by December 31 of the September they enter:
M-F morning$7,0009:15 am - 12 pm155 days
M-F afternoon$5,7001:15pm - 4pm155 days

List of interest for the 2017/18 school year started September 1, 2016. Enrollment is conditional on the student's family having a family membership to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

For further information please contact Ellen Reardon, Head of Early Childhood Education at 203.977.6528 or email

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