Nature-Based Early Learning Center

The Nest, nestled in the heart of The Wheeler School’s Seekonk, Massachusetts, campus is a magical place for children ages 2 years and 9 months to 5 years old to begin their educational journey.

About The Nest

The Nest at Wheeler provides an early childhood education that meets the developmental needs of each child through joyful, hands-on, experiential learning in the natural world. Our nature-based curriculum integrates academics and social-emotional skills and inspires a love of learning and connection to the natural world.

Our Nature-Based Programs

Set among 120 acres of fields, walking trails, woodlands, and a community garden, this property features beautiful, new, light-filled classrooms that create the feeling of home away from home.

Parent Information

At Wheeler, we understand that parents are looking for an exceptional educational experience and the need for an affordable program that provides high-quality care for their family. The Nest at Wheeler program was designed to meet both these needs!

  • Build a schedule that works for your family
    • Full Day: 8am-3pm, with drop off as early as 7:30am and extended care until 5:30pm (one fee)
    • Half-day (12:30pm)
    • 3 & 4 day options available for Nursery families
  • Family-friendly options
  • When coupled with Wheeler Summer, Nest families have 12 months of care!
  • Updated COVID/Health Information

Visit the Parent Info page for detailed program information including program fees and frequently asked questions.

Nest teachers and students sitting around a picnic blanket and eating outside.