ages 2.9 - 4

Nursery Program

Program Description

In our Nursery Program, we provide a language-rich, culturally responsive, anti-bias environment that instills a love of learning and stewardship of the Earth.

Children enrolled in The Nest program are grouped into classes that meet the developmental needs and ages of children registered for the program. In our Nursery class, children range in age from 2.9-4 years old. All children must be potty trained to attend the program. Our skilled teachers follow a nature-based curriculum that allows each child to have an active role in their learning. The dynamic nature of the program is based on our daily schedule which provides structure and predictability for our students while remaining open to what emerges between the child, the teacher, and the environment.

Sample Schedule


*General schedule.The locations and duration of learning activities may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, and the nature of student engagement. Parents will receive a more detailed daily schedule before the start of school.

Program Details


The Nest follows the Wheeler School Vacation/Holiday Schedule. The Nest at Wheeler begins on September 7th, 2022 and last day of the program will be on June 13th, 2023.

Nest student playing outdoors

Indoor / Outdoor Curriculum

Each day, supported by our child-centered curriculum, students will be exposed to all aspects of development.