Welcome to Nature's Way Preschool!

Join us for Summer Camps at Nature's Way!  Learn more & register.
2017-18 registration for new families is open - register soon, spaces fill quickly!

A one month deposit is required to enroll.  Payments are made online via KNC's secure server.  There will be a family orientation in August to collect health forms, emergency cards, go over the parent handbook, and answer any questions for the school year.

Nature's Way Preschool
 offers experiences typically found in child-centered programs such as discovery-based learning through play, sensory exploration, large and fine motor activity, creative expression, making friends, and developing social skills.  Our thirty acres of natural areas serve as an extension of the classroom, allowing children to experience daily nature walks and exploration through forests and along a creek. The naturalized playground provides opportunities for digging, playing in the mud, climbing on rocks, building ‘beaver dams’ and balancing on logs.  Nature’s Way Preschool is licensed by the State of Michigan, and classes are limited in size to 16 students and two outstanding teachers.

2016-17 Nature's Way Preschool Calendar • 2016-17 Parent Handbook
Join us for an Open House this fall!

Tuesday, September 12, 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, November 16, 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, January 17, 4:30-6:30pm

Open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year begins February 1, 2018 at Noon.

Preschool Class Schedule

3-4 year old program - 2 Day Classes, Tuesday/Thursday
Tuition: $260 per month ($2,340 total)
SESSION IS FULL:  Tuesday/Thursday morning 8:30-11:30 - Brenda Mohill, Shannon McLeese
SESSION IS FULL: Tuesday/Thursday morning 8:45-11:45 - Holly Morris, Lindsey Homan
SESSION IS FULL: Tuesday/Thursday afternoon 12:30-3:30 - Brenda Mohill, Shannon McLeese
SESSION IS FULL: Tuesday/Thursday afternoon 12:45 - 3:45 - Holly Morris, Lindsey Homan

4-5 year old/pre-K program - 3 Day Classes, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Tuition: $360 per month ($3,240 total)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning 8:30-11:30 - Heather Parker Goetzinger, Shannon McLeese
SESSION IS FULL: Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning 8:45-11:45 - Holly Morris, Lindsey Homan
SESSION IS FULL: Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoon 12:30-3:30 - Brenda Mohill, Shannon McLeese
Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoon 12:45-3:45 - Holly Morris, Lindsey Homan

If the class you are interested in is full, please sign up for the Wait List here.  You will be contacted if space becomes available.  Thanks again for your interest in Nature's Way Preschool!

KNC Scholarship qualification guidelines:
To be considered for a scholarship through the Kalamazoo Nature Center, please provide a summary sheet from your 2016 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

Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557 

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Email Early Education Director
Heather Parker Goetzinger

Email Nature's Way Assistant Director
Brenda Mohill

4442 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Check out Jim Triezenberg's award-winning Nature's Way Preschool video here!