NCNC After School Program
Spring 2023 Session
April 17th – June 16th
3:30pm – 5:45pm
Fall 2023 Session
August 29th – December 21st
3:30pm – 5:45pm
Registration: Now Open!Email Us
Join us to explore the forests, fields, and ponds of the New Canaan Nature Center during our new after school program! Create hypotheses, conduct experiments, and get ready for some awesome hands-on collaborative learning. Delve into fun and engaging weekly themes while exploring our natural world.
For students in grades K-2 during the 2022-2023 school year.
- Bus transportation to NCNC from the 3 NCPS Elementary Schools
- Snack time
- Outdoor free play (whenever possible)
- Sustainable nature STEAM activities
- Homework/quiet indoor time
Nature STEAM Activity:
All New Canaan Nature Center After School participants will enjoy a daily 30-60 minute nature STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activity.
Indoor Quiet Time:
Monday through Friday, a quiet time is set aside for all children to do homework. We provide staff assistance and guidance when needed, but are not responsible for your child’s education, completion of assignments, or understanding of their subject matter. We encourage children to engage in other quiet activities such as reading, nature crafts, and puzzles, should no homework be assigned.
Additional Session Dates
The NCNC After School Program is offered in three sessions throughout the school year: fall, winter, and spring.
Current Session: Spring 2023 (Now – June 16th)
Coming Soon: Fall 2023 (August 29 – December 21st)
*Please see our Handbook (available below) for information regarding Early Dismissal Days, School Closings, and School Vacation Days.
Registration for Spring 2023:
Spaces still available for all days except Thursdays. Inquire today!
Registration for Fall 2023:
- A non-refundable $250 deposit is required for registration.
- Availability is first come, first served with priority given to current New Canaan Nature Center After School Program participant families and Nature Center Members.
- All required registration forms will now be accessible via the brightwheel app.
Pricing: Stay Longer, Save More!
5 days/week: $150/week
4 days/week: $140/week
3 days/week: $120/week
2 days/week: $90/week
For currently enrolled students only. Please contact the Director of Environmental Education at least one week in advance to see if we can accommodate your needs. If space is available, the additional fee is $50 per day.
Revision of Enrollment Days:
To revise your enrollment dates please contact the Director of Environmental Education at least 2 weeks in advance to see if we can accommodate your needs.
To register today, please contact Michelle Hips
Director of Environmental Education