Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880   203-557-4400 Earthplace Preschool: 203-557-3638

School Age Programs

The Earthplace After School Enrichment Program provides a bridge between school and home that connects students with nature in a meaningful way. It also provides working parents with the knowledge that their child will have a seamless transition from school to an afternoon of fun and learning. 

At the Earthplace After School Enrichment Program children unplug from the electronic world and plug in to the natural world. Our 62-acre sanctuary, live animal exhibits, and interactive nature museum offer an unparalleled opportunity for nature discovery and environmental learning.

Afternoons in the Enrichment Program include:

  • Snack and homework time with a certified teacher
  • Curriculum-based hands-on natural science
  • Nature discovery walks 
  • Interactive animal programs
  • Art in nature 
  • Outdoor play
  • ... and so much more!

The program runs Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm for students in grades K through five and scheduling is flexible. Earthplace provides private transportation from all five public Westport elementary schools and delivers students directly to Earthplace. Earthplace preschool director Amee Borys, who earned her M.S.Ed. from Fordham University, is Connecticut state certified in K–5 Education.  Please see the ASEP Parent Handbook and the 2018-2019 Program Calendar for more program information.




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*There is a $50/child registration fee for the 2018-2019 school year.  Tuition is due at the time of registration; a monthly payment plan is available. 

To register, please contact Amee Borys at a.borys@earthplace.org or 203-557-4402 or Lisa Geter at l.geter@earthplace.org.

We require a completed Student Record Form and Health Assessment Record Form on file prior to the first day attending the program. Completed forms may be emailed to a.borys@earthplace.org, or faxed Attn: Amee Borys to 203-227-8909. You may also return them in person or by mail to Earthplace, Attn: Amee Borys, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880.   

Adventures in Animal Hall

With 48 unique species, there’s a new discovery every day in Animal Hall. Get hands-on experience through feeding and caring for our animals, and enjoy a little playtime, too. Learn, via our species ambassadors, about their kin in the wild.

Ages: Grades 3-5
When: Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm
Winter Session: January 9th-March 6th
(no session on February 20th)
Spring Session: March 27th-May 22nd
(no session on April 17th)
Cost: Members: $67.50, Non-members: $75

Click here to register for Winter 2019! 
Click here to register for Spring 2019!

Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.