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Nature's Pathways Admissions

Early Childhood Education

For your convenience, we have outlined our Application & Enrollment Process here. 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.

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.

Prospective Families

Prior to beginning the application process, we strongly encourage all applying families to familiarize themselves with:


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

*Registration Process

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.

2nd Nature Academy is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

Application & Enrollment Process


Submit an inquiry


Complete and submit all application materials

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


Conduct a 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.


Upon acceptance, the registration process* begins

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


No application will be considered complete and ready for review until all required steps are completed and all elements are submitted. Receipt of application/admissions materials must be confirmed by the Director of Early Childhood Education.