Child-directed play is at the heart of FCNS.

We are a leading nature-based preschool in the Metrowest area, providing quality education and care for children aged 2.0 to 5 years old.

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Nature-based education

We believe in the importance of providing children opportunities to explore and investigate the natural world around them.

School year program

September through June for children ages 2.0 to 5. Toilet training NOT required.

Kids by the stream

Class schedules

We offer 9am to 1pm and 9am to 3pm classes. We have Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Monday through Friday options.

Dedicated staff

Warm, experienced and nurturing staff with diverse experiences and backgrounds. We have low teacher:student ratios.

Play-based emergent curriculum

Emergent curriculum that meets the needs of individual children with a focus on nature education.

Our mission

To provide a high-quality preschool program which meets the needs of diverse families in the Framingham area.

2024/2025 enrollment

We are touring for the 2024/2025 school year. Tours are scheduled between 10am and 12pm so that parents can see the school in action. Use the “Contact Us” form below to inquire about setting up a time to come visit. You can take a look at our virtual tours on our website.


Contact Us

If you have questions about our preschool program or would like to set up a tour, feel free to send us a message or give us a call at 508-875-8260. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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