Nest represents the nurturing environment for learners at an important stage in their life, as they prepare to spread their wings and fly into grade school. The vital year before kindergarten, is an important learning time for students to gain and apply skills, knowledge, and peer relationships.
Nest is powered by the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum, so the incorporation of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) content within our curriculum is a priority. We believe STEAM is the future, and promotes critical thinking in addition to awareness of our environment and planet. Each of our learners will also get a free family membership to the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum.
Our local landscapes and outdoor recreation make Grand Junction one of the most unique and beautiful areas in the world. Our learning environment embraces these unique features and utilizes the outdoors as a classroom. We are fortunate to have access to the tree-rich space of New Emerson’s playground. Students will use this space not only to move and stay active, but to observe natural phenomena and ask questions. Nest will also coordinate and lead off-site field trips to learning experiences in our community.
*Please note, admission into the Nest Preschool does not affect acceptance into New Emerson Elementary. Families will still need to go through the lottery process.
*Update: Nest is still accepting applications. We will be contacting families with next steps by the end of May.
Nest accepts 4-5 year old learners in the year before they enter kindergarten. Students must be 4 years of age by July 15, 2021.
Full scholarships are available to qualifying families.
Our school year includes 145 days of instruction. Participants will be billed monthly, with due dates on the 1st of each month, September-May.
First month’s payment of $551 is due at the time of acceptance to hold a spot.
Due to the generosity from the Buell Foundation, Nest is able to provide full scholarships for qualifying families. Families qualify for full scholarships if the household income falls at or below the limits on the following chart:
To be considered for scholarships, families must complete the Scholarship Qualification questions on the online application.