Toddler and Pre-School

About Our Early Childhood Education Classes

Arboretum Sprouts: 18 months to 3 year old children with a caregiver
Turtle Tots: 3 to 5 year old children (drop off) 

Our early childhood education programs are weekly classes where your youngest learners can explore the natural world through stories, songs, hikes and hands-on learning.  Join us at the Arboretum and allow your child’s sense of wonder room to grow.

Arboretum Sprouts

Tuesdays, September 18th to December 4th (12 weeks: $180)
Thursdays, September 13th to December 7th (11 weeks: $165) No Class November 8 & 22

All classes 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Arboretum Sprouts is a weekly class where children and a parent/caregiver explore the natural world through songs, games, crafts, and a hike (weather permitting).

Children must be 1 years old by January 1, 2018 and accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration and membership required.

 

Register for Tuesday Sprouts!

Register for Thursday Sprouts!

Please note:  Only families who are current Arboretum members can participate in this program.

Turtle Tots

Tuesdays, September 18th  to December 4th  (12 weeks: $180)
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Fridays, September 14th to December 7th (11 weeks: $165) New Class Added!
1:30 – 3:00 PM (No Class November 9 & 23)

Fridays, September 14th to December 7th (11 weeks: $165)
3:00 – 4:30 PM (No Class November 9 & 23)

Turtle Tots is a weekly class where your preschooler will discover nature through guided discussions, nature walks, and hands-on learning. Your child will be introduced to topics such as: super seeds, amazing amphibians, and incredible insects. For all classes, please bring a healthy snack.  Children must be 3 years old by August 1st and be able to use the bathroom alone.

Pre-registration, Membership and Health Forms required.

For all classes, please bring a healthy snack and a reusable water bottle. Children must be 3 years old by August 1st and be able to use the bathroom alone.

Please note:  Only families who are current Arboretum members can participate in this program.

 

 

Health Forms

If your child is participating in any of our drop off classes (Turtle Tots or After school Clubs) or camps, please be sure to have a health form completed and given to us by the first class. This ensures the health and safety of all of our participants!

You can download the health form here:  Camper Health and Emergency Form

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Please read through our Parent/Guardian handbook for useful information about Arboretum program rules and procedures. All program participants need to sign and return the agreement (found on the last page) two weeks before the start of a camp and/or Arboretum program. You can download the Parent/Guardian Handbook here: Parent Handbook

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are accepted in the order they are received. All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Refunds will be made except for a $50 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made after the program begins will require a doctor’s note for a refund minus the non-refundable deposit. All returned checks received will be charged an additional $50 fee deduction for bank charges. CHA has the right to cancel any program and will refund the full amount that was paid.

 

Please contact us at 973-376-3587 or info@hartshornarboretum.org for more information.