Nature Playgroup

For children ages 18 months to 3 years old and a caregiver.
Explore the outdoors at University Lake School and all it can teach young children. All playgroup activities are based on the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, which emphasizes hands-on discovery and exploration in a supportive and enriching environment. Theme-based nature exploration and other hands-on experiences are complemented with lessons taught by ULS Spanish, art and music teachers.

ULS Is For Toddlers, Too!

Our Nature Playgroup combines all the activities that toddlers love and is facilitated by master educators at ULS. Each class meets outdoors on our 180-acre campus where parents and toddlers can explore, create and discover together.

  • All-weather nature immersion
  • Child-led flow learning
  • Inquiry-based teaching style

  • Where Brilliance Begins

    • Age-appropriate playtime in a safe, nurturing environment
    • Nature exploration on our 180-acre campus
    • Art, music and Spanish experiences with ULS teachers
    • Storytime in the woods
    • Adventures in outdoor baking and cooking
    • Investigations of ULS garden, chickens and blue heron rookery
    • Multi-age atmosphere modeling play skills that benefit each developmental stage


    Ages: 18 months – 3 years old with a caregiver
    When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.; September 1 - November 19, 2020
    Cost options: Two days a week: $510, or one day a week: $300. Includes one child and a maximum of two adults. $150 fee for each additional sibling, who must meet the minimum age requirement of the program, and must be accompanied by an additional adult.
    Bring: Your own drink and snack, as well as appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. Caregiver must wear a mask during classes.

    Full payment is due upon registration.