Neighbors & Nature

A nature-based care and enrichment program for kids K-5!

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Precious Memories Place (our neighboring day care center) collaborate on our Neighbors & Nature program to offer create a unique school-aged child care program, where nature is our playground. Each day before and after school (and for full days for most school vacation days and summer vacation days), our program participants spend time in outdoors, be it in our nature playground, on the trails or in the Giving Garden. From improved concentration to agility, confidence and coordination, nature play is proven to have lasting benefits for children.

Each day, children will spend time appreciating the natural world, developing social skills and enjoying activity through exploration of Coogan Farm, playing games,  crafting, hiking, fort building, dramatic play, gardening and much more!

For children ages 5 to 12

Dates follow the Stonington Public Schools calendar.

School Days

Open at 7 am – bus pick up
End of school day – 6 pm
Care is available on half days.

Summer & School Vacation Days

7 am – 6 pm
Breakfast and snack are provided.

Program Location

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Coogan Farm Campus
162 Greenmanville Road, Mystic, CT

Busing is available to and from school for students attending Deans Mill School in Stonington.


Before school care only: $18 per day
After school care only: $22 per day
Before & after school care: $35 per day
Half day of care: $52
Full day of care: $67

For questions regarding the before and after school program and its nature-based curriculum, please contact Tessa Stuart, After School Program Director at [email protected] or 860-536-1216 ext. 151. To enroll, please contact Precious Memories Place at 860-415-9744.