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Registration for our Cross Timbers Forest Preschool is Now Open for the Spring Semester!

This program is influenced by European-style Forest Schools. Children explore nature through hands-on activities, nature lessons, music, stories, hikes, crafts, and imaginative play.  Be sure to register now at - spots fill up fast!


Why forest preschool?

Academic research tells us that natural environments improve:

  • Standardized test scores
  • Grade point averages
  • Concentration
  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

Why BJNC?*

  • Max 6:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Well trained and caring staff
  • Healthy, organic snack provided during class
  • Over 700 acres to explore
  • Diverse Cross Timbers flora and fauna

Bob Jones Nature Center’s educational programs are exempt from licensing by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Preschool Participant Information

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Ages: 3-5
Class Size: Min 4 – Max 12 (Student to Instructor Ratio 6:1)

Spring 2019 Dates: January 8 – April 26; no class the week of March 12th-15th

Time9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday) and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (afternoon classes are only on Wednesdays)

What to bring/wear: Please dress children in closed-toe shoes, clothing appropriate for outdoor weather; bring a water bottle and backpack labeled with your child’s name. 

One-day: $565; $145 per month; $37.66 per class rate
Two-day: $1,120; $285 per month; $37.33 per class rate
Three-day: $1,560; $395 per month; $34.66 per class rate
Four-day: $2,020; $510 per month; $33.66 per class rate

(Note: Must commit to entire semester or remaining semester–should you join after start date.) You may pay the full amount up-front OR monthly payments will be expected by the First Tuesday of every month for that semester. 

Refunds and Cancellations: Classes cancelled by parents up to 6 weeks before the start of a class session are refunded at 100% excluding all processing fees. Classes cancelled between 6 and 3 weeks of the class session’s start date are refunded at 50% excluding all processing fees. Classes cancelled within three weeks of the class sessions start date will not be issued a refund of any kind. In those cases where there is a waiting list and your spot(s) are filled, we will stop your payments.


Welcome to a unique opportunity to explore and discover. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is here to help you appreciate the beauty and understand the importance of our Cross Timbers ecosystem. Come to hike, bird, or learn more about this precious North Central Texas habitat. The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a City of Southlake park, 501(3)(c) nonprofit, and a treasure for all of us. The mission of Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is to restore and preserve the Eastern Cross Timbers ecosystem through environmental leadership, education, and compatible outdoor activities. - Contact Bob Jones Nature Center at  
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