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EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Our early childhood programs are designed for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. A typical program is usually one hour in length. Programs can be conducted at the Nature Center or brought to your school. Each program includes an introduction to the program theme, reading of a related age appropriate story, hands-on exploration of related nature items and outdoor discovery time, if applicable. All of our programs follow Early Learning and Development Standards. On-site programs are $100 per class, with a maximum of 18 students. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For off-site pricing information, or to register for a pre-school program, contact Lauren Schmidt at (216) 321-5935, ext. 226 or schmidt@shakerlakes.org.

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The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
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POPULAR PROGRAMS
Cleveland Early Childhood Education
MUCKITY MUD

Spring is on its way, and we all know that means -- a bit of a muddy mess from all of those refreshing spring showers. Bring rain jackets and boots as we learn what makes mud and the unique properties of soil!

nature based education programs
SNAIL TRAILS

The mollusk everyone loves to find. Not only will we learn about snails, but we will meed some and use hand magnifiers to make scientific observations. On our hike we will explore the forest to look for snails, slugs and collect items to create a suitable habitat for them.

Frog life cycles
FROGGY TIME

Hopping around from lily pad to lily pad is not the only thing frogs can do. We'll learn how they complete their life cycle and what attributes allow them to be great swimmers!

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