Ithaca forest preschool

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We are so happy you are here! Please fill out this form to begin the enrollment process.
Once we receive it we can be in touch with you to make sure this is a great fit for your family.
Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee a space in the program.

 Thank you for your interest! Ithaca Forest Preschool is now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year. Filling out the form below indicates your interest in this program, enrollments will be processed separately through our Registrar!

Ithaca Forest Preschool Registration Request

Full Name
Our office hours are M-F, 9am-4:30pm
Full Name
Participant's Gender *
The participant is my child / step child *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
i.e. friends, Internet search, flyer, etc.
Which session(s) are you interested in registering for Ithaca Forest Preschool? *
Registration for Full Year and Fall + Winter opens on April 5. Registration for Fall Only and Fall + Spring opens on April 15.
Which days are you interested in?
Which payment option works best for your family? *
Please see our website for more information on payment options
Financial assistance is available. Do you plan to apply for a scholarship?

Forest Preschool Support Questions:

If none, type "NONE"
If none, type "NONE"
Type NONE if you have not secured a physician for your preschooler yet
Tick Removal: Minimizing the risk associated with tick bites requires quick detection and prompt removal of embedded ticks. Do you give consent for trained staff to remove an embedded tick found on exposed skin of the participant during the program? In the event that this should happen, we will inform you at or before pick-up time, and will provide you with as much information about the tick and the bite as possible. *
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Question: What about ticks? (
Photo Authorization: Do you give permission for the participant’s likeness, in photo or video, to be used for Primitive Pursuits or Cornell Cooperative Extension promotional/educational media? *

Participant Demographic Information

As a program of 4-H Youth Development, we are required to collect the following demographic information:
Race (check as many as apply) *
Ethnicity *
Would you like to be added to our email lists?

Office Location:
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-2292 | email Us

Preschool Location:
4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

Ithaca Forest Preschool is a nature immersion program for children ages 3-5. Our program is run in cooperation with Primitive Pursuits, a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension.