Early Childhood Education

For your convenience, we have outlined our Application & Enrollment Process below. Please note that all steps must be followed to ensure enrollment. Although there may be classroom availability for an immediate start date (i.e. within a couple of weeks), we typically recommend beginning the process at least several months prior to the desired start date.

Developmental Checklists*


Children may be granted admission to Nature’s Pathways at 2nd Nature Academy upon completion of the following steps and review of the application materials. Admissions is based on availability and compatibility to the program.

Step 1 - Schedule a Tour

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Nature’s Pathways at 2nd Nature Academy, you may start the process by scheduling a tour. Touring our facilities, campus, and classrooms, with or without your child, is the best way to see our programs in action and have all of your beginning questions answered. This first step ensures that our center is the best fit for your family.

Tours are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance.

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Step 2 - Submit Admissions Application

To be considered for admissions, all applicants must submit an application form. *For children aged 8 weeks through 36 months, all applicants must also submit a developmental checklist.

Step 3 - Conduct Trial Visit

A trial visit must be completed both with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the child. This visit is scheduled with the Director of Early Childhood Education.

Step 4 - Acceptance and Enrollment/Registration

Enrollment is not approved until admissions have been officially granted by the Director of Early Childhood Education and the registration process has been completed.

The registration process includes:

  • scheduling and completing onboarding visit day with the group the child will be joining,

  • submitting all registration materials,

  • remitting all necessary deposit payments,

  • scheduling days of care with the Director,

  • and scheduling an official start date with the Director.

A registration deposit is necessary to ensure the child's spot. The deposit includes:

  • Registration fee

  • First month’s tuition payment

Deposits for infants who are yet to be born may not be submitted more than 6 months prior to the projected due date.

Finally, the Director of Early Childhood Education will work with you to confirm a schedule of care and determine an official start date.



If there are no current openings in the appropriate age group, families may choose to be placed on a waitlist. Families on the waitlist will be contacted when a space becomes available.

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