Outdoor Preschool


An outdoor preschool is a place for children to learn in an outdoor environment through exploration and play. Through this creative learning environment, children are also preparing for kindergarten.

Children who learn in this environment are taught a special love and respect for nature and their surroundings. There are more opportunities to explore by listening, looking, smelling, and touching while also using their imagination in a play-based learning environment.

Preschoolers will explore the surrounding ecosystem, learn through a STEM based curriculum, and develop cognitive, motor and emotional skills.

Preschool tours are available by request. Simply email or call to set up a tour. For the Foothills location, email or call (208) 608-7810; for the Garden location, email or call (208) 972-8630.

Year-Round Outdoor Preschool

  • Ages 3 ½ - 5
  • Outdoor preschool begins at the end of August and runs through May (Follows the Boise School District calendar).
  • There is the flexibility of morning or afternoon classes, 3 or 5 days a week available.
  • Cost varies based on which option you sign up for.

Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS)


Year-Round Outdoor Preschool

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Monthly, September through May

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Foothills Learning Center (FLC)

Year-Round Outdoor Preschool
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or
1 to 4 p.m.

Monthly, September through May

Year-Round Outdoor Preschool
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monthly, September through May

Enroll Today


Contact us at FLC or at BUGS.

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