What is an enrichment? An enrichment is an add-on to your child’s school day that enriches their early childhood experience and extends the time they spend at school. Enrichments are created and run by the amazing staff at NFCNS and include activities outside the typical school day.
Who can register for enrichments?  Students in our 3 year old programs (M-Th 4 Day and T-F 4 Day) and 4 year old programs (Pre-K) are able to enroll in enrichments. Families can enroll in as many or as few enrichments as they like. Enrichments are not available for our younger students in the 2’s class and Almost 3’s classes.
What time are enrichments? Enrichments occur immediately after (for 4 Day) or before (for Pre-K) your child’s preschool day from 11:15-12:15 or 12:30 (depending on the specific enrichment class).  On days when your child is signed up for enrichments, NFCNS teachers will bring them from their preschool class, to their enrichment class.  You will pick them up from school when their enrichment class is over. It’s a fun way to give them a little bit of a longer school day.  
How do I apply for my child to attend enrichments? The current session of enrichments run from now until the beginning of Winter Break.  

Winter/Spring Enrichments will run from the week of January 9th until the week of May 8th. Registration will start November 28th and end December 5th.  Registration is a lottery system.

Winter/Spring Enrichment Application for 3 year old (4 Day students) 

Winter/Spring Enrichment Application for Pre-K students

For updated availability or questions, please contact the NFCNS Director.


Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays: 11:15-12:15


Wednesday 11:15-12:15

Lunch Bunch is back for both 3 year old (4 Day) and Pre-K students!!  Students enjoy socializing with their friends over lunch brought from home, followed by unstructured play.  This is a mixed age enrichment and a fun way to extend your child’s day! You can chose to send your child on Tuesday or Wednesday or both for double the fun! 

Tuesday Lunch Bunch

January 10th-May 9th: $340


Wednesday Lunch Bunch

January 11th-May 10th: $340



Pre-K Discovery Days

Pre-K students – Thursday and Fridays – 10:00-12:15

This class has one open spot

If you child attended Discovery Days in the fall, they will continue until the end of the year.

It runs on Thursdays and Fridays from January 12th until May 12th


This full year program is designed for the NFCNS PreK student and includes literacy projects, science and math activities.  Thursdays include Yoga and Lunch Bunch (lunch brought from home).  Fridays include Nature Exploration (fall), Cook ‘n’ Book (spring) and Lunch Bunch.  Then it’s on to afternoon PreK class! 


Pre-K – Mondays 11:00-12:15

For 3 year olds (4 Day) – Thursdays 11:15-12:30 

An immersive program exploring the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.  Your littler learner will have hands-on experience working within the STEAM curriculum that will spark their creativity through art or experimenting with fun science activities.  This enrichment includes a 30-minute Lunch Bunch (lunch brought from home) at the beginning of class to fuel their explorative minds.

Class limit: 10

Pre-K Monday STEAM

January 9th-May 8th: $405

Thursday STEAM for 3 year olds (4 Day class) 

January 12th-May 11th: $432


3 year olds (4 Day students) – Thursdays: 11:15-12:30

Join Mrs. Molly, a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness instructor, as she teaches the students how to self soothe with mindfulness techniques, empower their bodies and calm their minds.  Classes are a mix of Vinyasa and Hatha styles of yoga.  This enrichment includes a 30-minute Lunch Bunch (lunch brought from home) at the beginning of class with an NFCNS teacher. Class limit 10.

Thursday Yoga for 3 year olds (4 Day class) 

January 12th-May 11th: $432


Pre Pre-K Program at the Northfield Park District

The NFCNS partnership with the Northfield Park District offers PreK students a full school day and fun with friends! This flexible option is great for families looking for a more robust school day as you can choose which days of the week are best for your family. This program runs at the park district in the mornings and the park district staff transports the children to NFCNS at school time. Doors open at 8:30am each day for a flexible drop off.

Enrollment for Pre Pre-K is through the Northfield Park District 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 8:30-12:15

Due to staffing and transportation constraints, students who attend enrichments on these days are unable to attend Pre Pre-K.


Thursdays 8:30-10

Students must be enrolled in Discovery Days to participate in Pre Pre-K on Thursdays.


Start your summer off with a jump into fun! NFCNS is offering Gap Camp to fill that “gap” in time between the end of preschool and the end of elementary school! Sign up for camp that’s designed to spark creativity, shake off the school year and get set for summer!

Registration for Gap Camp 2023 will be in March


Here’s a look at some fun to come:

  • Giant Twister on the lawn!
  • Imagination Station – a day of dramatic play
  • Water Day with spray bottles, sprinklers and tie-dye
  • PJ Day