Outside Whenever We Can,
Wherever We Can
Restoring The Balance
Between Screen Time & Nature

Pre-Kindergarten | 4 Years Old (By August) | Serving Richmond & Lexington, KY

Fresh Air & Sunshine Helps Little Minds & Bodies Grow

With an outdoor education, your little one discovers the beauty of nature. Whether at the open-concept Richmond facility with 10 acres of land, a tranquil pond under a grove of trees, and an alpaca pen, or the Lexington site boasting 10 acres of farmland with rolling hills and neighboring horse farms, they learn in the fresh air and sunshine.
Fresh Air & Sunshine Helps Little Minds & Bodies Grow
Fostering A Passion For Learning With Engaging Outdoor Activities

Fostering A Passion For Learning With Engaging Outdoor Activities

Teachers use interactive activities and nature-inspired materials to deepen your child’s understanding of various subjects while encouraging crucial social-emotional skills. Blending education with the natural environment provides a rich learning experience that nurtures both cognitive and emotional development while instilling a passion for learning.

Confidence & Independence With Social-Emotional Skills

As your child approaches school, teachers ensure their readiness and confidence. Instilling routines, appropriate behaviors, active listening skills, kindness, and empathy at a young age lays the foundation for them to become supportive and respectful peers in the future.
Confidence & Independence With Social-Emotional Skills

Expert Teachers Use Guided Activities, Play-Based Academics, & Discovery Time To Enhance Your Child’s Early Learning Experiences!

Enhancing Creativity, Happiness, & Concentration With Outdoor Play

Enhancing Creativity, Happiness, & Concentration With Outdoor Play

Maximizing outdoor time on expansive playgrounds with natural play structures, open fields, and interactive gardens builds problem-solving skills, creativity, and imagination. These tranquil surroundings provide countless ways for your child to explore and discover, contributing to improved mental well-being, cognitive development, and focus.

Building Healthy Habits By Harvesting Their Own Snacks

Instilling healthy habits begins early, and your little one takes joy in watering, caring for, harvesting, and savoring delicious vegetables from the garden. When they’ve grown their own veggies, tasting their homegrown produce is way more fun!
Building Healthy Habits By Harvesting Their Own Snacks
A Communication App Keeps You Up To Date

A Communication App Keeps You Up To Date

Monitor your child’s developmental milestones, communicate with teachers, receive photos and videos of your little one engaged in activities, and stay instantly informed about their daily routines, all within your handy Brightwheel™ parent app.

Have Peace Of Mind In Safe, Clean Spaces

Experience unmatched safety with controlled access points, security cameras, and enclosed play areas. Our CPR-trained staff ensures a healthy and secure learning foundation by sanitizing toys daily and using electrostatic sprayers for added germ protection.
Have Peace Of Mind In Safe, Clean Spaces

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"The owners and staff truly care about their Vision and the families..."
"The owners and staff truly care about their Vision and the families..."
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Can’t recommend La Fontaine or the Nature school enough. It has been life changing for my kids, which in return, has been life changing for me. The curriculum and being outdoors has been amazing for my son. The owners and staff truly care about their Vision and the families that attend La Fontaine schools. Cleanliness is a 10/10 also. Communication is also very strong here. They are entirely transparent and prompt in communications. You won’t regret sending your children here.

- Brandon C

"The teachers and staff are very kind and calm mannered with the kids..."
"The teachers and staff are very kind and calm mannered with the kids..."
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The best experience for our family! The teachers and staff are very kind and calm mannered with the kids. They are well trained qualified teachers and it shows, our only wish is Nature School lasted past PreK! Luckily, you have the option with LPS to stay with the La Fontaine schools through 5th grade, and that’s where our little one will be. Very impressed and can’t say enough great things about La Fontaine!

- Jamee C

"I can not describe the joy i get from pictures from my granddaughters school..."
"I can not describe the joy i get from pictures from my granddaughters school..."
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I can not describe the joy i get from pictures from my granddaughters school. It is a nature/farm school. She is in pre k. My moms family were farmers and her grandfathers family were farmers for many generations. To see her experience all the things she does at this unique school warms my heart. I am sure there are generations of family members smiling down at this sweet child as she experiences things that can only be experienced in this setting.

- Diane F

"Our experience at The Nature School my tears are mostly happy tears..."
"Our experience at The Nature School my tears are mostly happy tears..."
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My daughter gained so much knowledge, wonderful memories, and hopefully life-long friendships during her experience at The Nature School. Her teachers have loved her every step of the way and we are so grateful for each of them. As we conclude our experience at The Nature School my tears are mostly happy tears, but truthfully, they’re a bit sad as I think about one this wonderful chapter of her life closing.

- Caelin S.

"His respect for wildlife and plant-life developed tremendously..."
"His respect for wildlife and plant-life developed tremendously..."
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I cannot put into words how much this school means to us. Our son wakes up every morning excited to go to school. The empathy he’s developed toward others and his respect for wildlife and plant-life developed tremendously while at The Nature School. I was very worried that he might not be prepared for kindergarten but I don’t have that worry anymore after our experience at The Nature School.

- Rachel L.

"The owners care a lot about their service to our family and my children..."
"The owners care a lot about their service to our family and my children..."
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After a few years of attending, I can say that this is a very professional and trustworthy organization. The owners care a lot about their service to our family and my children. No organization is without blemish but I can say that each time I’ve shared feedback that I’ve been heard. Sometimes directly with the owners. It’s clear that they want to offer a first-class service. As a result, our experience has been really good.

- Trevor E.

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