Welcome to The Copper Nest

The Copper Nest is a unique early childhood education program for children 2-6. It was created for families who are searching for a child-led, secular preschool program, and/or are wanting to give their child an extra year of developmentally appropriate learning before entering traditional school. We also house an enrichment program for homeschooling families looking for a drop-off program for their young child.  We hope you'll join us for a visit!


Situated in a quiet neighborhood in Lake Forest, CA, we offer 2-, 3-, and 4- day drop-off schedules. We pride ourselves on having a highly qualified teaching team, close-knit community and beautiful learning environment.

Our mission is to ensure a high-quality learning experience where

  • families to come together and feel supported;

  • everyone is inspired to explore and engage in meaningful play;

  • growth & development take place with enthusiasm and excitement;

  • children and their significant adults feel free to come as they are.


We want The Copper Nest to become your family's home away from home. We have a great deal of respect for children and parents during this magnificent time of life and aim to support families throughout their journey. We believe that by supporting the whole family, we create the optimal learning experience for children. The Copper Nest was named after a love of hummingbirds, because we love all of the things they symbolize-- joy and playfulness, adaptability. lightness of being, enjoyment of life, being more present, independence, lifting up negativity, and resiliency, Our hope is that The Copper Nest will foster these things in all of our students. There are several ways for you to join us at The Copper Nest, so please explore our website and let us know if you have any questions. We hope to you soon!