A note about 2023 enrollment:
We are currently full until June of 2024. Any openings will be posted here if they become available.
Monday through Friday
(School year option available)
Our hours are 8 am - 5:30 pm.
Our address is
23580 Natchez Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
Weekly Tuition for 2023/2024:
$285 Five days a week
$195 Three days a week (M/W/F)
$135 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 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 6:1. 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 12 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 do not 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. We are unable to offer a tour until we have a spot available. 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 inquire about enrolling, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the list of families to contact when we start our enrollment process in January each year, or if an unexpected opening were to become available ahead of time.