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Nature Explorers Preschool

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 2022-2023 School Year

Open house has been scheduled for April 16th, 2022, 10am-12pm at the Rosser Conservation Education Center located on the far end of the zoos main parking lot. You will have the opportunity to enroll during open house or call Monday, the 18th, to enroll over the phone. All enrollments are on a first come, first served basis. You must pay a $100 deposit upon enrollment to hold your spot. If you enroll on Monday, the 18th, you will call 405-425-0218. Please keep in mind that enrollments are competitive. 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 6th, 2022 to May 19th, 2023

  • Please note that all preschool students are currently wearing masks while indoors.  

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 

Contact

If you have any specfic questions regarding preschool please call Alahna, Preschool Coodinator, at 405-425-0257, or email education@okczoo.org. 

If you are wanting to enroll, or have questions about tuition, please call 405-425-0218, or email education@okczoo.org.

Interested in current 2022 School Year? We do have space available for the remainder of the school year ending May 20th. Please contact us if interested.  


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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