The Lilypad Childcare Center provides a nature and environmentally friendly childcare experience for children ages 18 months to 5.9 years of age.

Location: 5 Nagle’s Place, in the heart of Pippy Park

Hours: 730am-530pm M-F

Mission and Vision

At the Lilypad Childcare Center, our mission is to foster holistic child development through immersive experiences in nature-based programs. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to connect with the natural world, promoting their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth through play and exploration. Our vision is to be a catalyst for positive change in our community by championing the benefits of nature play, sharing knowledge with families, and empowering our educators to create enriching and nurturing experiences for all children. Through our efforts, we aim to contribute to the health, happiness, and resilience of future generations and the natural world they inhabit.



Submissions for the Summer 2024 have closed. Due to the large amount of interest and submissions, Please be patient as we work to go through them all. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will announce once all of our spaces have been filled.

We are not accepting a waitlist as this time. We will reopen submissions if a space(s) becomes available in the future. We are not accepting any emails or calls at this time for future enrollment. We thank everyone for their time and interest.