NCNC After School Program

Fall 2023 Session

August 29th – December 21st
3:30pm – 5:45pm

Registration: Now Open!

General Information

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 2023-2024 school year.

Program Includes:

  • 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.

Coming Soon: Fall 2023 (August 29 – December 21st)
Winter 2024: January 2 – April 12
Spring 2024: April 22 – June 7

*Please see our Handbook (available below) for information regarding Early Dismissal Days, School Closings, and School Vacation Days.

Registration Details

Registration for Fall 2023:
Now Open!

  • 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.
  • 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

Add-on Days:
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