Full Day Toddler & Preschool

Nature-immersive program for ages 15 months through Kindergarten 

UPDATE (7/1/20):  We will open as soon as we get the required city and state inspections, which are being delayed by covid-19.  Please reach out to learn more and join our waitlist!


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 summer 2020.  


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 waiting list. 

If your child is ages 2.9 through 6, please consider applying to our half-day programs in Wellesley or the North End.  If your child is ages 4 through 6, please consider applying for our half-day afternoon program at the Arboretum.

If you just so happen to know of any suitable real estate for rent next to a beautiful natural area, please let us know. 

Please note that while BOPN has a friendly relationship with the Arboretum and MassHort, all are separate organizations and the Arboretum or MassHort are 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.