Puddle Jumpers 

Nature Preschool 
Nature Camp
Parent Child Nature Classes
Afterschool Adventures

           Puddle Jumpers Nature Preschool is the Active Healthy Alternative 
to indoor based preschool programs. Learning in a Natural Environment 
Helps Children Grow Healthier, Happier, Stronger and Smarter!
We Welcome you to Explore the Infinite Possibilities of Nature Preschool!

Children are Born Naturalists!

They explore the world around them with complete fascination, all senses fully engaged. They embrace natural learning instinctively. Puddle Jumpers Nature Preschool builds on children's inherent curiosity about the natural world.  Fresh air, sunshine, and exposure to the local flora and fauna are all a part of a happy childhood and a healthy immune system. 


Our outdoor nature classroom takes learning outside the 4 walls giving children room to move, be active and participate in hands on learning experiences. Our Preschool offers real life, all sense engaged learning experiences free from the distractions of technology and screen time.


Participating in our active learning program offers open ended experiences in nature which increase children's physical fitness levels & help to build healthy bodies and minds. Science shows that children who are exposed to natural learning environments receive benefits to their physical, cognitive and emotional health. 

Puddle Jumpers Nature Preschool offers nature based,

hands on learning which fosters discoveries that integrate Science, Math, Literacy, and the Arts. We offer a kind & cooperative learning environment that instills values of environmental stewardship & love for the natural world and all it's gifts. 

We are a small Family owned and operated community nature preschool program. We offer wonderfully low class ratios far below the industry standards. Our age 3-5 classes are Montessori style mixed age groups with 2 Teachers & 12 Preschoolers. The age 2 Caterpillar class ratio is 2 Teachers & 8 Toddlers. Our wonderfully low ratios demonstrate our preschool's commitment to each child's safety, happiness & early education.

Puddle Jumpers ratios: 
2 teachers per 12 preschoolers
2 teachers per 8 toddlers
NC state required preschool ratios:
Age 2 ~ 1 teacher per 12 toddlers
Age 3~ 1 teacher per 15 preschoolers
Age 4~ 1 teacher per 20 preschoolers
Age 5+ ~ 1 teacher per 25 students

Our preschool year runs from August to May. We prefer that all students start at the beginning of the preschool year if possible, however we do offer open enrollment throughout the year if space allows. Please call for current enrollment options. We welcome many military families at Puddle Jumpers and to honor their service to our country we offer them a 10% discount on tuition. 

We also offer a sibling discount based on the type of enrollment you choose. Please speak with us for more details. 

Please call us at 910-231-6775 for current enrollment availability  

BUMBLEBEE CLASS
Ages 3.5-5 Pre-K
8 am - 12 pm

2 Day Enrollment options:

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs  
Monthly Tuition $240 
3 Day Enrollment option:
Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Fri
Monthly Tuition $340 
5 Day Enrollment- Mon-Fri  
Monthly Tuition $500
This class is best suited for adventurous preschoolers ages 3.5-5. This class offers plenty of active outdoor play! Potty training is NOT required for enrollment!

Annual registration and supply fee of $100. per child is due upon preschool enrollment and each February to reserve your child's spot for the upcoming preschool year. This fee is not pro-rated. Preschoolers are required to have the appropriate outerwear for all seasons including raincoats & rain boots. 

We take learning outdoors year round in all safe weather.
Registration fee and 1st month's tuition are required to reserve your spot. 
Payments are non-refundable.

GRASSHOPPER CLASS
Ages 2.5-3.5
8:30 am-12:30 pm

2 Day Enrollment options:

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs  
Monthly Tuition $240 
3 Day Enrollment option:
Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Fri
Monthly Tuition $340 
5 Day Enrollment- Mon-Fri 
Monthly Tuition $500
This class is best suited for adventurous preschoolers ages 2.5- 3.5. This class offers plenty of active outdoor play! Potty training is NOT required for enrollment!

Annual registration and supply fee of $100. per child is due upon preschool enrollment and each February to reserve your child's spot for the upcoming preschool year. This fee is not pro-rated. Preschoolers are required to have the appropriate outerwear for all seasons including raincoats & rain boots. 

We take learning outdoors year round in all safe weather.
Registration fee and 1st month's tuition are required to reserve your spot. 
Payments are non-refundable.

DRAGONFLY CLASS
Ages 2.5-4
8:45 am-12:45 pm

2 Day Enrollment options:

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs  
Monthly Tuition $240 
3 Day Enrollment option:
Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Fri
Monthly Tuition $340 
5 Day Enrollment- Mon-Fri 
Monthly Tuition $500
This class is best suited for adventurous preschoolers ages 2.5-4 years. This class offers plenty of active outdoor play! Potty training is NOT required for enrollment!

Annual registration and supply fee of $100. per child is due upon preschool enrollment and each February to reserve your child's spot for the upcoming preschool year. This fee is not pro-rated. Preschoolers are required to have the appropriate outerwear for all seasons including raincoats & rain boots. 

We take learning outdoors year round in all safe weather.
Registration fee and 1st month's tuition are required to reserve your spot. 
Payments are non-refundable.

BUTTERFLY CLASS
Ages 3.5-5 Pre-K

9 am- 1 pm

                   2 Day Enrollment options:

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs  
Monthly Tuition $240 
3 Day Enrollment option:
Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Fri
Monthly Tuition $340 
5 Day Enrollment- Mon-Fri 
Monthly Tuition $500
This class is best suited for adventurous preschoolers ages 3.5-5. This class offers plenty of active outdoor play! Potty training is NOT required for enrollment!

Annual registration and supply fee of $100. per child is due upon preschool enrollment and each February to reserve your child's spot for the upcoming preschool year. This fee is not pro-rated. Preschoolers are required to have the appropriate outerwear for all seasons including raincoats & rain boots. 

We take learning outdoors year round in all safe weather.
Registration fee and 1st month's tuition are required to reserve your spot. 
Payments are non-refundable.

CATERPILLAR CLASS
Toddlers Age 2 only
9:15 am-12:15 pm

2 Day Enrollment options:

Mon/Wed 
or 
Tues/Thurs  
Monthly Tuition $200

This class is best suited to our youngest toddlers and is for 2's only. This class provides a gentle transition from home and offers a wonderful opportunity for socializing and first friendships. Potty training is NOT required for enrollment! Annual registration and supply fee of $100. per child is due upon preschool enrollment and each February to reserve your child's spot for the upcoming preschool year. This fee is not pro-rated. Preschoolers are required to have the appropriate outerwear for all seasons including raincoats/rain boots. 
We take learning outdoors year round in all safe weather.
Registration fee and 1st month's tuition are required to reserve your spot. 
Payments are non-refundable.

LADYBUG CLASS 
Ages 3.5-5 Pre-K
9:30 am-1:30 pm

                    2 Day Enrollment option:

Tues/Thurs  
Monthly Tuition $240
3 Day Enrollment option:
Mon/Wed/Fri
Monthly Tuition $340
5 Day Enrollment- Mon-Fri 
Monthly Tuition $500
This class is best suited for adventurous preschoolers ages 3.5-5 years. This class offers plenty of active outdoor play! Potty training is NOT required for enrollment!

Annual registration and supply fee of $100. per child is due upon preschool enrollment and each February to reserve your child's spot for the upcoming preschool year. This fee is not pro-rated. Preschoolers are required to have the appropriate outerwear for all seasons including raincoats & rain boots. 

We take learning outdoors year round in all safe weather.
Registration fee and 1st month's tuition are required to reserve your spot. 
Payments are non-refundable.