Nature Explorers Preschool


Using the Zoo’s natural setting, Nature Explorers Preschool focuses on developing the “whole child” -- i.e., cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and creative development. Curriculum increases direct contact time with the outdoors through discoveries about the Zoo plants and animals. Children ages 3, 4 and 5 will have daily zoo explorations, interactions with “animal ambassadors” in the classroom, and participate in special events.

Important Information for the 2023-2024 School Year

Open Enrollment for 2023-2024 Preschool will be Saturday, April 15th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in person at the Education Department. All enrollments are on a first come, first served basis. You must pay a $100 deposit upon enrollment to hold your spot. See below for enrollment requirements. 

  • Must be 3-5 years on or before September 1, 2022 and must not turn 6 before May 20, 2023

  • Must be potty trained by start of school year

  • Classes run September 5th, 2023 to May 17th, 2024

Enrollment Options 

  • Option 1: 2-day preschool, Tuesday/Thursday

  • Option 2: 3-day preschool, Monday/Wednesday/Friday 

  • Option 3: 5-day preschool, Monday-Friday

  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fee Information

  • A $100 non-refundable enrollment fee is required to reserve your child's spot

  • $195/month for 2-day preschool

  • $295/month for 3-day preschool

  • $495/month for 5-day preschool 


If you are wanting to enroll, or have questions about tuition, please call 405-425-0218, or email

Parent Resources

Parent Information Guide

Preschool Slide Show

Take a peek at what Nature Explorers students have done in the past. 

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