Earthlings Outdoor Playschool (ages 3-5)

Ages 3-5 (drop-off program)

Connolly Ranch's Earthlings Outdoor Playschool provides nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for young children in the Napa Valley. We offer fall, winter, spring and summer sessions, and all programs operate rain or shine. If you are new to the program or have any questions please contact Katie Hackett at or (707) 224-1894.

Earthlings Outdoor Playschool is an early-childhood drop-off program where respect is our foundation, play our method and the natural world our medium. Our focus is to inspire children’s connection with nature, emphasizing the importance of stewardship and care for our families, our communities and our planet. All Earthlings must 3 years old and potty trained (no pull-ups).

Summer 2019 is FULL

Fall Registration coming soon!

NEW! Monday & Wednesday Afternoons 1-4 pm
Monday & Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday & Thursday Afternoons 1-4 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 pm
* Aftercare/Earlycare hour available from 12-1 pm 
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS available at no additional cost

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel a registration, a refund may be issued - minus a cancellation fee - provided cancellation takes place at least 8 days before the start date of the program enrolled in. Alternatively, we can transfer the amount paid - minus a lesser cancellation fee - to a new registration or hold as a credit for a future Connolly Ranch program, again provided cancellation takes place at least 8 days before the program start date. If cancellation takes place 8-14 days before the program start date, the cancellation fee for refund is 50%, and for credit is 25%; if cancellation takes place 15 days prior to the program start date or earlier, the cancellation fee for refund is 20%, and for credit is 10%. If cancellation takes place less than 8 days before the program start date, no refund will be issued. 
SCHOLARSHIPS Click here for information about our Farmer Thom Scholarship Fund.

Earthlings Outdoor Educators

Katie Hackett – Early Childhood Education (ECE) Director

Tracy McDaniels – Earthlings/ECE Educator (10 + years: Tuesday/Thursday PM)

Kim Duimstra – Earthlings/ECE Educator (10 + years: Tuesday/Thursday PM & Friday AM)


Natalie Knight – Earthlings/ECE Educator (5th year: Monday – Thursday AM classes)



Kari Estes- Earthlings/ECE Educator (Fridays)