Hands-On Adventures
For Your 3-Year-Old
Where Outdoor Learning Instills
Strength, Balance, Peace, & Fun

Preschool | 3 Years Old (By August and Potty Trained) | Serving Richmond & Lexington, KY

Your Little Ones Explores Nature’s Wonders Firsthand

From an open-concept building in Richmond with 10 acres of land, a serene pond beneath a grove of trees, and an alpaca pen to Lexington’s stunning new facility featuring 10 acres of picturesque farmland with breathtaking views of rolling hills and neighboring horse farms, your child explores nature’s wonders firsthand.
Your Little Ones Explores Nature’s Wonders Firsthand
Creating A Love Of Learning Through Interactive Lessons

Creating A Love Of Learning Through Interactive Lessons

Expert teachers use captivating lessons integrating hands-on activities and nature-inspired materials, promoting a deeper understanding of subjects and fostering essential social-emotional skills. This holistic approach, connecting education with the natural world, creates an enriching learning experience that nurtures both minds and hearts.

Engaging Activities Foster Social-Emotional Skills

Incorporating songs, stories, games, and outdoor activities that promote group play forms the foundation for strong social-emotional skills. Teachers encourage collaborative participation, ensuring your child feels valued while instilling essential skills like manners and empathy.
Engaging Activities Foster Social-Emotional Skills

Nurturing Teachers Create Days Full Of Guided Activities, Play-Based Academics, & Discovery Time.

Expansive Playgrounds Boost Creativity, Happiness, & Focus

Expansive Playgrounds Boost Creativity, Happiness, & Focus

Being outdoors as much as possible on vast playgrounds, natural play structures, open fields, and hands-on gardens fosters problem-solving, creativity, and imagination. The serene backdrop inspires endless opportunities for exploration and discovery, improving mental well-being, cognitive development, and focus.

Your Parent App Keeps You Close

Enjoy full transparency with your Brightwheel™ parent communication app. Track your child’s developmental milestones, instantly connect with teachers, receive fun snapshots of your little one in action, and stay updated in real-time about their daily activities – all with a simple push of a button.
Your Parent App Keeps You Close
Secure Surroundings For Your Little Explorer

Secure Surroundings For Your Little Explorer

Rest assured, your child’s safety is our top concern. Controlled access points, security cameras, and enclosed play areas create a protected environment, fostering peace of mind. Our CPR-trained staff guarantees safety, offering security and a nurturing foundation for your child’s early learning journey.

Diligent Teachers Prioritize Health & Wellbeing Measures

Committed teachers diligently sanitize toys and learning tools daily, ensuring a hygienic setting. Using electrostatic sprayers further eliminates germs, creating a secure environment for your little one to explore their indoor and outdoor spaces.
Diligent Teachers Prioritize Health & Wellbeing Measures

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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