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Nature-Based Preschool

The Anne Springs Close Greenway Nature-Based Preschool fulfills the Greenway mission to connect people with nature by developing a sense of wonder and appreciation for nature in our youngest community members.

Our half-day preschool program prepares your preschooler for kindergarten while positively impacting your child's emotional, mental, physical and social development.

The Anne Springs Close Greenway Nature-Based Preschool follows North American Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) Guidelines for Excellence. Both indoor and outdoor experiences are incorporated into the day with a strong emphasis on outdoor exploration.

Decades of research shows that spending time in nature benefits children in the following ways:

  • Improved fitness and motor skill
  • Supports exploration, discovery and creativity
  • Enhances critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Inspires collaboration
  • Reduces stress, anger and aggression
  • Creates feelings of empathy
  • Supports whole-child development


Learn more about nature-based preschools here

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2024-2025 Preschool Registration

Opens Thursday, January 25, 2024 @ 8:00am

Please note: Immunization records must be uploaded at the time of
registration to complete the registration process.

Register Here

Have questions about our preschool program?
Please contact Jennifer Berman,
Preschool Program Coordinator at 803.547.1083.

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2024-2025 Preschool Information

Schedule a Tour
or Attend an Open House

8:30am - 12:30 pm | Monday-Friday

$150 Registration fee (non-refundable)
$125/week (Greenway members receive 5% weekly discount)

3-5 with birthdays on or before March 31, 2021.
Children must be potty trained prior to start of program.

Our Nature Based Preschool operates at 2 locations (see below).
Locations will be assigned during enrollment.

Williams Education Center
Lake Haigler Entrance
2576 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715

Hampton Wildlife Fund Adventure Center
194 Adventure Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715

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