EARLY EXPLORERS

The Zoo’s 28-acre outdoor “classroom” offers endless possibilities for exploration and discovery.

This play-based, early education program focuses on teaching through rich experiences. Early Explorers will learn to have a deep appreciation for the natural world through gardening, outdoor play, and exploration. With a student-teacher ratio of 9:1, students are grouped together ages 3-5 to enhance the development of both academic and social skills. Train rides, animal encounters, and art are incorporated into the week.

October 5 – January 1 and January 5 – May 28, 2021

Age Requirements
Ages 3–5 are welcome. All students must be toilet-trained.

Registration
Fill out the registration form below. A non-refundable annual $150 registration fee (per student) is due upon registration.

Tuition/Schedule

Half Day (8:30 AM – noon) options:
1 day a week, $180/month
2 days a week, $360/month
3 days a week, $525/month
4 days a week, $650/month

Full Day (8:30 AM – 2:30 PM) options:
1 day a week, $270/month
2 days a week, $540/month

Drop-in* (based on availability) options:
Full Day $60/day
Half Day $40/day

*Must be a registered student for drop-in days

Safety

  • Early Explorers will be exclusively outside, with shaded areas, in a designated zone away from the public
  • Educators will each have a sanitation kit to wash all surfaces before and after use as well as sanitize students’ hands as necessary
  • No early drop-off or late pick-up options to minimize cross-contact with additional staff
  • 6-foot markers will be put on the ground to suggest a safe distance
  • Students are required to wear a mask when outside the “Early Explorer zone” or where 6-ft. distancing is not possible
  • All staff will wear masks and follow state guidelines
  • Students will stay in assigned groups all day/week with the same instructor

Registration Form: Early Explorers

  • Choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to attend Early Explorers.
  • Choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to attend Early Explorers.
  • Choose the day(s) of the week you want your child to attend Early Explorers.
  • You will be forwarded to PayPal to submit your annual registration fee. You will then receive monthly invoices for tuition payments.