Cross Timbers Forest Preschool

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Fall Forest Preschool

The award-winning Cross Timbers Forest Preschool program 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 70% 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. 

The fall 2023 semester begins August 22 and ends December 8. Fall 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 Break (November 20-22). Forest Preschool Thanksgiving Break Drop-In classes are available Monday-Wednesday from 9am-12pm during Thanksgiving Break. Additional registration is required. 

Registration for Fall Forest Preschool and Thanksgiving Drop-In classes opens June 8 for Southlake residents and June 15 for non-Southlake residents.

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

Please note, ALL fall Forest Preschool classes are full at this time. 

Fall Forest Preschool ClassFirst DayLast Day
Tuesdays Fall 2023August 22December 5
Wednesdays Fall 2023August 23December 6
Thursdays Fall 2023August 24December 7
Fridays Fall 2023 August 25December 8

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355 E Bob Jones Road
Southlake, TX, 76092

Parent Resources:

Forest Preschool Parent Packet 

Forest Preschool Sick Participant Plan