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 (ASEP) 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 into the natural world. Our 62-acre sanctuary, live animal exhibits, and interactive nature museum offers 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 3pm to 6pm 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 calendar for more program information.

 

 

 

5 days/week

 

 

4 days/week

 

3 days/week

 

2 days/week

 

1 day/week

 

*Earthplace member rate

 

 

$585/month

 

$495/month

 

$405/month

 

$292.50/month

 

$180/month

 

*Non-member rate

 

 

$650/month

 

$550/month

 

$450/month 

 

$325/month

 

$200/month

*There is a $50/child registration fee for the 2019-2020 school year.  Tuition is due at the time of registration; a monthly payment plan is available. 

To register, please contact Lisa Geter l.geter@earthplace.org or 203-557-4402 or Jess Mantzaris at j.mantzaris@earthplace.org.

We require a completed Contract,  Student Record Form, Health Assessment Record Form and signed Positive Guidance Policy Statement on file prior to the first day attending the program. Completed forms may be emailed to Jess at j.mantzaris@earthplace.org or faxed Attn: Jess Mantzaris to 203-227-8909. You may also return them in person or by mail to Earthplace, Attn: Lisa Geter, 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

Fall Session: September 11th-December 11th (no session on November 27th)
Winter Session: January 8th-March 25th (no session on February 19th)
Spring Session: April 15th-June 17th

Cost: Members: $162; Non-members: $180

Click here to register for Fall 2019!
Click here to register for Winter 2020!
Click here to register for Spring 2020!


Natureplay

Come spend Monday afternoons at Earthplace. We will meet an animal, make a craft, and enjoy a trail walk!

Ages: Grades K-2
When: Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm
Late Fall Session: November 4th - December 9th
 
Winter 2020 Session: January 6th - February 10th (no session on January 20th)
Winter/Spring 2020 Session: February 24th - March 30th
Spring 2020 Session: April 13th - May 18th
Cost: Members: $81; Non-members: $90

Click here to register for Late Fall 2019 
Click here to register for Winter 2020
Click here to register for Winter/Spring 2020
Click here to register for Spring 2020

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