Toddler Connections Wellesley

An outdoor school introduction for our community's littlest explorers

Toddler Connections Wellesley

Toddler Connections (TC) is an eight-week group for toddlers ages 15 months to 2.9, led by seasoned teaching staff, including BOPN co-Founder Sara Murray. Children are accompanied by parents or other caregivers. Families connect with nature and one another and learn about nature-based early childhood education. We engage children through song, reading nature-based stories, and free play.

The TC format mimics that of our half-day preschool. The general schedule is:

10:00-10:15: Gather

10:15-10:30: Circle Time

10:30-11:00: Child led play, using open-ended materials to facilitate exploration

11:00-11:20: Snack, family discussion, visits from BOPN teachers and/or staff 

11:20 - 11:30: Closing Circle

Siblings are welcome to attend with families. 

Spring 2022: Wellesley, Wednesdays, 4/27-6/15

Tuition: $250 for new families; $150 for current or alumni BOPN families

Each session, TC Families should bring:

Extra change of clothes for their child

  • A small snack

  • Water for you and your child 

  • Rain pants and rain boots if it has rained within the past couple days or there is rain in the forecast (strongly recommended)

Please be aware that because we will be in a natural habitat, there is a risk of exposure to ticks and poison ivy. Ticks are active all year round. Please consider using bug repellant and dress your child in long sleeves and pants. Please also make sure to do a "tick check" on your child every day after group. 

The Spring 2022 schedule will run Wednesdays, 10AM - 11:30AM, April 27 - June 15 at MassHort. To register, please submit an inquiry via our interest form or email