Coyote Trails School of Nature in Medford will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, for a new outdoor preschool that kicks off in January.

The preschool, called Coyote Pups, will serve children ages 3 to 5.

Parents will be able to tour the school during the open house and meet instructors. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Wednesday. The term will begin Jan. 9 and continue through May 31, 2017.

Coyote Trails, 2931 S. Pacific Highway, is located behind the Harry and David ballfield in U.S. Cellular Community Park. The school’s 12-plus acres provide a setting for children to become comfortable in the outdoors while learning awareness of self, others and the natural world, according to a press release from Coyote rails.

The preschool is recorded with the state of Oregon Office of Child Care, the release said.

Children will develop skills such as using writing tools to share observations in nature and enjoying games and activities that build body awareness and develop large motor skills. They will learn about plants and animals through observation, creative play and stories, and they will discover how plants and animals depend on water in our valley’s watershed, the release said.

Registration for the program is already open. To learn more, see www.coyotetrails.org or call 541-772-1390.