Cross Timbers Forest Preschool

class on a hikeThe Cross Timbers Forest Preschool is an explorative, hands-on preschool experience focusing on connecting students to nature. The curriculum is centered on our local ecosystem and includes hikes, storytime, arts and crafts, imaginative play, and discovery. Forest Preschool allows students to build knowledge of the world around them and develop confidence and self-esteem while inspiring connections with nature.

The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is not only a fantastic home for wildlife but a wonderful outdoor classroom. Over 80% of every Forest Preschool day is spent outside learning through exploration. With over 700 acres of preserve, each day is guaranteed to lead to exciting discoveries and opportunities for a deeper connection with nature. Our 6:1 student to teacher ratio allows for safe and confident exploration. 

Forest Preschool Fridays are offered every Friday from June 10 to August 5 and follow our regular Forest Preschool format. Class is from 9am-12pm. Registration is per class. 

  • July 15 Squirrels
  • July 22 Beavers
  • July 29 Bees
  • August 5 Deer

The fall 2022 semester begins August 23 and ends December 9. Forest Preschool meets from 9am-12pm for 15 weeks. Classes are offered Tuesday-Friday for the weekday(s) of your choice. Registration is for one day per week. To allow more students to participate, there is a maximum enrollment of two week days per semester. 

Forest Preschool does not meet the week of Thanksgiving (November 21-25). Forest Preschool Thanksgiving Break Drop-In classes are available Monday-Wednesday from 9am-12pm during Thanksgiving Break. Additional registration required. 

All students must be between the ages of 3 and 5 years old and fully potty independent. 

Fall Forest Preschool ClassFirst DayLast Day
Tuesdays Fall 2022August 23December 6
Wednesdays Fall 2022August 24December 7
Thursdays Fall 2022August 25December 8
Fridays Fall 2022 August 26December 9

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355 E Bob Jones Road
Southlake, TX, 76092

Parent Resources:

Forest Preschool Parent Packet 

Forest Preschool Sick Participant Plan

Forest Preschool Fall 2022 Calendar

Required Forms:

All students are required to have the following form in order to attend Forest Preschool: Program Release and Registration and Consent to Administer Medication. Please complete the online form for Forest Preschool before your student's first day.

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