Program Details

Program Details

At Wheeler, we understand that parents are looking for an exceptional educational experience coupled with 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!  Parents may choose from a range of flexible options, including three-day, four-day, and five-day options, as well as full (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and half (7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) days. 

The Pre-Kindergarten program is a five-day program. 

The Nest is open from 7:30 am. to 5:30 pm. each day. We offer afternoon care and families can drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. All children must be potty trained to attend the program.

Rates (20-21)

* Note: The annual fee is based on the 2021-2022 School Calendar. Weeks are not prorated. 21-22 rates will be updated this winter.

Registration Information

The registration process for the Nest will begin in November for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration will open on November 1, 2021. We are delighted to enroll a limited number of children to participate in our nature-based early childhood education program. 

Enrollment into the Nest at Wheeler is determined through a lottery process.

Please note that space is limited.

Registrations must include all completed forms and a non-refundable $500 deposit. Deposits will be applied to your outstanding balance. Parents who are interested in registering for The Nest at Wheeler can register through the registration link below. The registration process will ask for a deposit and forms to be completed online. 

The following conditions must be met:

  • To attend our Nursery Program, your child must be 2.9 years of age by August 31, 2022 
  • To attend our Pre Kindergarten Program, your child must be 4 years of age by August 31, 2022  

Upon receipt of the completed registration, your child’s name shall be placed in a lottery and a drawing will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022. Registrations are due by Monday, January 10, 2022, to be included in the lottery.

All families that are not initially selected to participate in the program will remain in the lottery pool. As spaces become available, additional names will be drawn. Once all spaces are filled, the remaining families will be placed on our waitlist.

All families that would like to register after January 14 will be placed on the waiting list following the families who are not initially selected in the lottery. 

Wheeler Community Advanced Registration

All current Nest families who would like to enroll their current student or a sibling into the Nest for 22-23 can register and will directly be awarded a space in the program.

When registering, families can select among various payment options and pay using credit cards. We will accept waitlist students. 

Families interested in Wheeler’s Kindergarten program will follow a different enrollment process coordinated through Wheeler’s Enrollment Office:



The Nest follows the Wheeler School Vacation/Holiday Schedule. The Nest at Wheeler begins on September 1st, 2021 and last day of the program will be on June 7th, 2022.