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Boston's Best Outdoor Education Program for ages 6 mos-6 years

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network serves toddlers, preschoolers, pre- kindergartners, & kindergartners in the greater Boston area, with site locations in Wellesley, Jamaica Plain, & Malden, providing children a nature-immersive curriculum designed to foster invention, problem solving, and persistence. 

Through play, engagement with the environment, and exploring carefully curated materials, youth develop the habits of mind that lead not only to school readiness, but also to social-emotional well-being.

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Ages 6 months - 2.9 years 


BOPN offers playgroups, half day programs, as well as full day programs focused around sensory exploration, honing gross and fine motor skills, and building class community.

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Ages 2.9 years - 4 years 


BOPN offers mixed-age half and full day nature immersive classes designed to spark curiosity and concentration,  foster independence, and cultivate resilience in young learners as they play and grow together.



Ages 4 years - 6 years


BOPN's Forest Kindergarten curriculum, integrated into our mixed age half and full day programs, inspires a sense of stewardship towards both the environment and mankind as kindergartners gain confidence as leaders in their classes.

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Looking for Summer Programming?

BOPN offers half day & full day options for children ages 15 months - 8 years

Bringing nature education to those who need it most.

Learn about our non-profit partnerships & programs to promote equity.


"BOPN offers something that we all seek as parents,


Connection with nature & one another"

- BOPN Parent

What's Next?

Cultivate Curiosity, Connection, & Confidence

1. Inquire:

Filling out an inquiry form lets us know you’re interested in learning more about BOPN. We will email you brief introductory information and help you arrange a time to see our sites!

2. Visit:

Touring our classes gives you the opportunity to see our philosophy in practice, chat with our experienced nature educators, and stand in awe of the stunning forests, gardens, and landscapes the children explore.


3. Enroll:

We will provide everything you need to complete our entirely online enrollment process (payment & forms).  Financial aid is available.

Take the first step.

The Heart of BOPN

As a woman owned and run business, we bring our hearts into the classroom and workplace each day, knowing that the seeds of learning we plant in our students will yield environmental stewards to care for our earth!  


BOPN is a  501(c)(3) organization and we put the needs of children first by providing the type of early childhood education that sets  our students up for success.  Through equity and innovation, we ensure all have access to the scholarship and camaraderie outdoor education provides.

Have a question?

Stop by Boston Outdoor Preschool Network!

Ready to tour?  


Connect with nature and one another in the woodlands, fields, and gardens of Elm Bank & The Massachusetts Horticultural Society


Connect with nature and one another while enjoying the  forest cedars, stunning lookout views, and pond life at Pine Banks Park.


Connect with nature and one another at the beautiful Arnold Arboretum, a living "museum" of trees, plants, and beauty.

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Explore education in nature!

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