Situated on 80 acres of land, our beautiful outdoor classroom offers a wide variety of habitats – including forest, field, wetlands, and riverfront. Our goal is to spend at least 80% of your child’s day outside, learning through natural exploration. Our outdoor classroom has three areas with overhead shelter to protect from light rain and snow and will act as a homebase for our daily adventures. Our indoor classroom provides an engaging and safe space for activities during severe weather.

Schedule A Tour: Contact Catherine Desjardins at to schedule your tour.


3 to 5 Years


September to June
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee Schedule:

                   Y Members | Non-Members
5 Days:       $325                $355
3 Days:       $210                $240
2 Days:       $160                $190

  • Enrollment is accepted year-round, depending upon availability.
  • Financial assistance is available, thanks to donations made through the Y’s Annual Campaign.
  • Third-party payments and state vouchers are also accepted.

Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, the Y is for Youth Development.

  • Children will develop a lifelong relationship with the outdoors through nature-based learning.
  • Free choice activities and guided experiences allow children to expand their math, science, and language skills while exploring learning in the natural world.
  • Children’s natural curiousity is encouraged through inquiry-based, multi-sensory activities.
  • Activities are grounded in best practice early childhood standards.

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For More Information

General Inquiries:

Jennifer Maltese, Executive Director
Norton Outdoor Center
(508) 222-7292

Registration/Billing Questions:
Lisa Vecchioli, Childcare Billing Specialist
(508) 409-0753