Toddlers & Preschoolers Building & Honoring Respectful Relationships with Earth, Others & Themselves
Your child will explore the wonders of their community's amazing backyard, the natural world of the Presidio: lots of tactile, thought and imagination-provoking experiences with dirt, leaves, bugs, birds, butterflies, and more! All this while being among the first in their playgroup and/or preschool to learn and practice Nature Nurture's philosophy and methodology of honoring all living things, including others and themselves.
- Ages 2 – 3s
- Mini Nature Nurture class
- 2 hour drop off (once or twice a week)
- Small class size: (6) children max and (2) teachers
- Child-paced nature walks
- Dedicated honor of child's personality, style and developmental stage
- Manners and character enhancement in a nature-based environment
- Old fashioned atmosphere and philosophy of Safety, FUN and Respect
- Freedom to explore and play with the environment through the senses
- Natural world opportunities for children to learn, love and respect Earth, others and themselves
- Relaxed, peaceful time for children to explore and spend time in nature in a small group setting
"The woods were my Ritalin. Nature calmed me, focused me, and yet excited my senses."
Richard Louv (Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder)
2 hour drop off.
We spend all time outdoors filled with adventures, exploration, Safety, Fun and Respect.
'seedlings' children do not need to be potty trained. If, at any point during session, your child becomes potty trained and/or is beginning to be potty trained, please feel send him or her in with pull ups (in case of accidents). Children in pull ups will also be kindly encouraged to use bathroom before we go on our nature walk and/or another time of need.
Snacks and Clothes
SNACKS: Please send your child in with a small, healthy snack and their own water. (Please note we honor a NO-NUT policy in all Nature Nurture classes).
WHAT TO WEAR: Play clothes. Durable, if possible, as well as long pants, closed in shoes with a good waffled sole, socks, sweater and/or jacket. Brimmed hats are also helpful.
RAINY DAYS: On any day it IS raining, LOOKS like rain, or HAS rained, please send your child in with rain gear: boots, jacket and even rain pants if she has them. (Rain gear makes all the difference in the world keeping kids warm and dry while sloshing through mud, jumping in puddles and even squatting on the ground while rescuing (returning) a worm from the sidewalk to his family and home in the dirt!).
As we (and our clothes) sometimes get wet, muddy, or simply soiled from being out and about in nature, please feel free to bring a change of clothes for your child when you pick him or her up:
pants, socks, and even shoes if your child will be going somewhere other than home after Nature Nurture.
Yes, there is a $90 non-refundable deposit.
ALL FAMILIES MAY REGISTER AT ANY TIME.
Register early to get an early-registration date even if you do not have PRIORITY A or B enrollment.
NOTE: Spots still open after PRIORITY A Enrollment will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to PRIORITY B Enrollment (Fall 2018 WAITLISTED families) October 21-25, 2018 (based on date registration is received).
Beginning Oct 26, 2018, any remaining spots available will be offered to OPEN Enrollment registrations received (first-come, first-served based on date registration was received).
PRIORITY A Enrollment through October 20, 2018Applies to Fall 2018 families registering for same class, day and time as Fall 2018.
Please remember to register any time before or by midnight, October 20th to secure your spot.
PRIORITY B Enrollment October 21 - 25, 2018 however, you may register before then*.
Applies to Fall 2018 WAITLISTED families registering for same class, day and time as Fall 2018 WAITLISTED class.
Beginning Oct 21, 2018, any remaining spots available will be offered to PRIORITY B registrations received (first-come, first-served based on date registration was received).
Please remember to register any time before or by midnight, October 25th to be eligible for an open spot.
OPEN Enrollment On or after October 26, 2018however, you may register before then*.
Applies to new registrations received (i.e., families who were not enrolled or on WAITLIST during Fall 2018 session).
*Please note registrations for PRIORITY B and Open Enrollment will be held in a pending status until their Enrollment date as noted above. The benefit of registering before your Enrollment date is that all registrations will be given first-come, first-served status after the previous enrollment period based on date registration is received.
** Discounts may not be combined.
Refund Insurance: $45.
Refund Insurance must be purchased at time of enrollment (registration).
WITH Purchase of Refund Insurance:Before or by November 18, 2018: Any monies (excluding non-refundable deposit and refund insurance) already paid are refunded 100%.
On or after November 19, 2018: With at least two weeks' notice in writing prior to withdrawing from session, a credit* for remaining classes not taken is given. This credit may be used for any available classes taken by end of Summer CAMP 2019. (This credit is not transferable.)
Any credits not used by end of Summer CAMP 2019 will not be refunded or available. Sorry, no exceptions.
WITHOUT Purchase of Refund Insurance:
No refunds. Sorry, no exceptions.
Missed Classes and Makeups:
Unfortunately, due to our small class sizes and filled classes, we have had to discontinue our missed classes / makeup policies.
In order to accommodate your children's and family schedules, we have worked very hard to incorporate and match the holidays given at SF-based preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.
No refunds or makeups are given for missed classes. (Sorry, no exceptions.)
* credit does not include non-refundable deposit or refund insurance.
Is your child new to the 'seedlings' program, or are you looking for more information about Nature Nurture?
Please review our frequently asked questions.