Weekly Enrichment Programs
Weekly Enrichment programs continue all year long at the Pratt Nature Center for children of all ages. Watching the leaves turn colors and harvesting vegetables in the autumn, snowshoeing in the winter, planting, growing and catching frogs in the spring and summer….we do it all and we do it outside! Make sure you are wearing seasonal clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty. We NEVER go around a good mud puddle!
Call 860-355-3137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Payment plans and scholarships available for most programs, contact us to discuss what might work best for your family.
Nature Babies (Prenatal/Birth to 3)
Our take on the traditional “Mommy and Me” class puts you and your little one outside from the start! Watch how they explore their senses in the most natural of classrooms. Perfect for expecting or new moms, dads, grandparents – any grownup that has a young child in their life. Once a week for an hour, we stroll through our beautiful property at a leisurely pace, following where ever our curiosity takes us. Each session is an opportunity for a new experience that helps set a foundation for life long enjoyment of the outdoors.
Every Wednesday (Begins Wednesday, September 5th)
$10 per session
Sign up is open year round (No June, July or August). Email email@example.com for more information and to reserve a spot.
Every Monday or Thursday (Begins Thursday, September 6th)
10:05 – 1:00
Ages 3 – 5
$35 per day
We believe that children, from a very young age, should have a place to play, wonder and find peace in the outdoors. Our pre-K drop off program puts these curious kids outside with the greatest teacher, nature. We explore and ask questions, figure out how things fit together and how to respect every living thing. At the same time, we’re engaging those motor skills, developing our balance, building relationships, growing our independence, our self-reliance and so much more. We stomp through the mud puddles, climb over or under the logs, and dance around the spider webs! River hikes, gardening, caring for our animals, field games, snowshoeing, sledding, art, songs, stories and so much more. We move at our own pace and let our curiosity guide us. Bring a lunch and be prepared to be outside in all kinds of weather!
Sign up happens year round, space is limited. Register online here: Sprouts Registration
Exciting news! Our Sprouts program is growing into something bigger this fall! Visit prattnatureschool.org for more info
*Updated 10/1/18 Sprouts will meet on scheduled days off for New Milford Public Schools: 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 11/22, 12/24, 12/27, 1/21, 2/18, 4/15, 4/18, 5/27. Parents please be aware that on these Vacation Camp days, the Sprouts may be part of a mixed age group. Hours and cost do not change for Sprouts on these days.
No June, July or August.
Kindergarten through 8th grade, during the school year. (No June, July or August)
$40 for a month of one of the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday sessions (certain months are prorated based on calendar).
*Begins Tuesday, September 4th
Is there a better way for kids to decompress after a school day than playing outside with other kids? We don’t think so! Spend the afternoon outside with supervised but self directed play and investigation of all the possibilities our 205 acres have to offer. Adventure up the mountain, explore the river, run through the meadow, care for the animals or just rest and observe the natural world – it’s up to you!
Group 1 Monday 4:00-5:30*
Group 2 Tuesday 4:00-5:30*
Group 3 Wednesday 4:00- 5:30*
*Depending on the school your child is being bused from, the start time may vary. Staff will be here to greet students off the bus even if the bus arrives prior to 4:00. Parent drop off is at 4:00 pm, if not arriving by bus.
Busing available: (Please confirm correct bus numbers with your school)
Northville Elementary School: Bus 26
Sarah Noble Intermediate School: Bus 27
Schaghticoke Middle School: Bus 26