A note about 2021 enrollment:
We are FULL until September 8, 2021
We are actively enrolling for Fall of 2021 at this time. Currently we are limited to M/W/F enrollments.
Monday through Friday
Our hours are 8 am - 5:30 pm.
Our address is
23580 Natchez Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
Weekly Tuition for the 2021/2022:
$260 Five days a week
$180 Three days a week (M/W/F)
$120 Two days a week (T/Th)
Year-Round and 9-Month (school year) contracts available
Included with your tuition is lunch and two snacks daily. We strive to serve only healthy meals and snacks and choose organic whenever possible. We choose fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables over canned and choose foods with no added sugar. Pizza is not a vegetable here!
We also have a student to teacher ratio of 5:1. This is much smaller than you will find in most programs. The state of Minnesota preschool standard is 10:1, and many school-district sponsored programs run with many more students to teachers. We have a maximum of 10 students per day.
Our teachers are well-qualified, either holding a Bachelor's in Elementary Education or a Master's in Environmental Education (or both!). We each have many years of experience in Early Childhood Education and bring our own unique experiences as well as passion for play-based learning to 10 Acre Wood.
We no longer keep a wait list for future years. If you are interested in enrolling in the future, please contact us in January or later of that year for placement in Fall (after labor day) for that year. Current open spots will be posted at the top of this page.
Children must be 33 months old on their first day of attendance and must be toilet trained. We will happily help children into pull-ups for nap time, and we understand accidents happen but we cannot change diapers on a regular basis due to being outdoors. Children are able to be enrolled up until their first day of kindergarten.
A two-week tuition deposit is required at the time of enrollment in order to hold your child's spot.
Because we are a nature-based school, children are required to have certain outdoor items. Expect to spend between $200-300 on outdoor gear and replace as needed. If you're thrifty, a lot of gear can be purchased 2nd hand for cheaper. We also have discounts to offer our students with some retailers.
To enroll, you must first set up a meeting with Ms. Hannah. This can be done by clicking "Enroll Now" up above and scheduling either a school tour or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. During this meeting you and Ms. Hannah will discuss the requirements of being a parent at a nature-based preschool and what these entail, get to know what you are looking for out of your education and discuss whether or not your child is an overall good fit for our school. Any questions you have will be answered during this time.
If everyone agrees 10 Acre Wood is a good fit for your child, congratulations! Next, there are several important documents to fill out. These will be given to you in your meeting, or emailed to you. This paperwork must be filled out in its entirety before your child's first day of attendance. There is a two-week deposit due with your enrollment, which may be used for your last weeks of tuition with us.