Full Day Toddler & Preschool

Nature-immersive program for ages 15 months through Kindergarten 


Newly-built shopfront one block from the arboretum:

4006 Washington Street 

Roslindale, MA 02131

We will spend much of our time outdoors at the Arboretum.


Age Eligibility

Preschool: 2 years and 9 months through age 6 (end of Kindergarten year)

Toddler: 15 months through 2 years and 9 months

Hours and Schedule

The full-day programs will open in spring 2020.  

Anticipated start date for toddler class: May 1

Anticipated start date for preschool class: June 1


This is a year-round program. 

Our regular hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Extended hours:

Before school: 8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

After school: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Daily Rhythm

8 - 9 a.m.: Drop-off outdoors at the arboretum

9 a.m.: Morning circle, hike, explore, play, and learn in nature at the arboretum  

12 p.m.: Lunch indoors

12:40 p.m.: Nap/quiet time 

2 p.m.:  Either indoors or outdoors.  Read-aloud, shared reading, art, music, social studies, gardening, science, blocks, math, etc.

3:30 p.m.: Pick-up 

3:30 - 5:30: After School: Either indoors or outdoors.  Free-play, read stories, explore nature, art, blocks, etc.



This is a 5 day/week program.  If you wish for your child to attend 4 days/week that is fine but the cost will remain the same.

Preschool tuition (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.): $1,200/month

Toddler tuition (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.): $1,500/month

Before School (8 - 9 a.m.): $210/month ($10/hour)

After School

  • 3:30 - 4:30: $210/month ($10/hour)

  • 4:30 - 5:30: $210/month ($10/hour)

There is a $1,000 deposit due at acceptance which will be applied toward your child's last month at BOPN.

How to Apply

Please contact us to add your name to our waitlist!  

Next steps:

  • Contact us

  • Please schedule a visit to see our program in action!

  • If your child is 2.9 - 6 years of age, either register for half-day preschool (we have current openings), or put your name on the waitlist for full-day preschool.  Children who are age 0 through 2.9 will be put on the waitlist for the toddler program.

Update: We currently have one full-day preschool opening from June 1 through September 26 (it is unusual for us to have short-term openings like this).

Please note that while BOPN has a friendly relationship with the Arboretum, we are separate organizations and the Arboretum is not involved with organizing or operating BOPN's programs.

Nondiscrimination statement:

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at BOPN and does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.