Inviting all children ages 3 to 5 to join Miss Emily every week for nature themed lessons and activities!


Each day will include environmental education and literacy, a craft made from recycled materials, outdoor play and more! 


Each lesson is reserved for two groups of 12 children and has a minimum of 5 children to operate. 

Registration for each week will close on the Friday beforehand at 5:00pm.

Our School Year Schedule: 

Starting September 1st, we will be holding Preschool Playdates weekly throughout the school year, except for holidays (see below), until the end of May 2021! The Summer schedule for June 2021 - August 2021 is coming next year!

Preschool Playdates will be held Tuesday - Friday from 9:00am - 1:00pm. You can choose to register for the entire week, a Tuesday/Thursday (T/R) option or Wednesday/Friday (W/F) option. If you need a specialized schedule, please email

To register for September 29th through October 2nd ONLY (whole week option, T/R option or W/F option):

To register for the recurring option through May 2021 of either the entire week, T/R option or W/F option (you will be charged weekly):

Member Discount: 30 Year Member Levels will receive a discount on preschool playdates. You may choose to purchase a 30 year level membership with both registration options above. 

Monthly Themes: 

  • September - Life Around the Lagoon 

  • October - Long, Long Ago

  • November - Thankful for Fall 

  • December - Arctic Freeze 

  • January - Wild Weather 

  • February - The Deep Blue Sea

  • March - Spring has Sprung 

  • April - Earth Month 

  • May - Bugin' Out

Please have your child bring:

- Snack

- Lunch

- Reusable Water Bottle

- Weather appropriate clothing, closed toed shoes, and come wearing sunscreen - we will be outside!

- Lots of energy!



  • Weekly: $125

  • Two days (Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday): $65

  • If you would like a one day a week option or specialized schedule, please email​

  • Membership Pricing: 30 year memberships and above will receive a 10% discount.


  • Thanksgiving - November 24th - November 27th 2020

  • Winter Holiday - December 22nd - January 1st 2020

If you have any questions about Preschool Playdates or registration please contact Miss Emily at: or call (760) 804-1969.


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Monday - Saturday 




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1580 Cannon Road,

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 804-1969

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The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 33-0411888.

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