Discovery Park Nature Kids

Nature Kids for the 2024-2025 School Year

Date & Time: Monday September 9, 2024, through Friday June 13, 2025.  All classes run 9:30am-1:00pm.

Registration Opens February 6, 2024 at 12pm – register here

Payments & Pricing

Class Monthly Tuition Non-Refundable Deposit
  (Tuesday, Thursday)
$382 $25
  (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
$573 $25
  (Monday - Friday)
$955 $50

The non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration and counts toward tuition.

Full payment for September 2024 is due August 1, 2024. Payments for October through June are due 7 days before the first of the month.

Mid-month registrations are prorated.  Full payment will be due at the time of registration. 

Enrollment Requirements

Children must be potty trained without the use of pull-ups or diapers at the time of registration. Children must also be age 3 by August 31, 2024.

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Seattle Parks and Recreation has scholarships (financial aid) available to individuals and families for our programs and activities. Scholarships are based on income and family size and are available to anyone who qualifies. 

About Nature Kids Preschool

Nature Kids Preschool provides an enriching, fun, child-centered program for children ages three to five. Our goal is to nurture the emotional, social, physical, and academic growth of children by providing hands-on experiences in the classroom and outdoors. These experiences all take place within a loving, creative, and respectful environment. Nature Kids go outside everyday- rain or shine- we are very active and enjoy getting dirty and exploring our preschool’s big “backyard” of Discovery Park!

We use an experiential approach to learning, with a variety of materials for children to see and touch both in the classroom and outdoors. We engage all parts of a child's development through activities such as science experiments, arts and crafts, music, movement, and stories.

Nature Kids uses a thematic approach to learning. We focus on a different theme in order to explore the world around us and develop an emerging awareness of our ever-changing environment. The aspects of learning that we focus on are: creative arts, science, math, language, and movement. For example, when learning about habitats, children might paint a habitat for a bird in the art area, observe ants at work building their nest in the science and math areas, read and make a book about a habitat in the language arts area, and act out what an animal needs for a healthy habitat in the movement area. Songs, stories, and games are incorporated into each day to explore the week's theme.

Nature Kids is a play-based preschool. Creativity, imagination, and respect for others and the world around us are important aspects of the program. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace through active play and discovery time. We recognize and celebrate the ever changing world of the preschooler in all areas of Nature Kids.

For employment opportunities, with Nature Kids Preschool and Nature Day Camp, see the Associated Recreation Council jobs page.

Nature Kids, 2023-2024 School Year (FULL, wait list open)

Dates: Monday, September 11, 2023 through Wednesday, June 14, 2024.

Join us at Nature Kids

  • Class meets from 9:30am-1:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • We currently offer 2-day (Tues/Thurs) and 3-day (Mon/Wed/Fri) classes.

Nature Kids has two class options:

  • 3-Day Nature Kids meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30am-1:00pm
  • 2-Day Nature Kids meets Tuesday & Thursday
  • You may register for BOTH to have class Monday through Friday!

Current enrollment:

Enrollment is closed for the 2023-2024 school year. To join the wait list, please call the Discovery Park Visitor Center front desk.

Requirement for Enrollment for 2023-2024: 

Children must be age three by August 31, 2023, to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year. If a child turns three any time after that date, they are eligible for the 2024-2025 school year. Children must also be able to self-toilet without the use of pull-ups or diapers upon registration.

(We do not have waiting lists for future years. Please note that children must be potty-trained AND age 3 by August 31st of the year in which they will be enrolling.)



Monthly Tuition


  Tuesday, Thursday



  Monday, Wednesday, Friday



  Monday - Friday



Full payment for the month of September is due on August 1st, 2023. Payments for October through June are due 7 days before the first of the month.

Mid-month registration tuition is prorated, and the rate will be communicated, and due in full, at the time of registration..

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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