All families may register at any time. Register early to get an early-registration date even if you do not have PRIORITY enrollment. Any spots still open after our Fall 2017 families register are offered on a first-come, first-served basis starting October 21, 2017 (based on date registration is received) .

PRIORITY Registration: October 6-20, 2017

Open Registration: On or after October 21, 2017

Please note PRIORITY enrollment is for families who are registered in our Fall 2017 session. To receive PRIORITY registration, you must be registering for the same class and register before end of day October 20, 2017.


Classes Coming Soon

Holidays and other Days we are closed

  • No Class Monday, January 2, 2018 New Year's Day
  • No Classes Monday – Friday, February 19-23, 2018 President’s Week
  • No Classes Monday – Friday, March 26-30, 2018 Spring Break


Rates Coming Soon

Frequently Asked Questions about ROOTS

PRIORITY Enrollment One is now available to current WINTER/Spring 2018 families through midnight Wednesday, March 8, 2018.

PRIORITY Enrollment Two* is available to past Nature Nurture families from Thursday, March 9 through midnight Monday, March 13, 2018.

OPEN Enrollment* begins Tuesday, March 14, 2018.


*Although PRIORITY Enrollment Two and OPEN Enrollment are available at later dates, all families may register online anytime before their PRIORITY or OPEN Enrollment date by clicking Register Now. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis once PRIORITY Enrollment dates is over end of day March 13, 2016.

PRIORITY Enrollment for WINTER/Spring 2018 session: October 6 - 20, 2017.

Open Enrollment: for WINTER/Spring 2018 session begins October 21 2017, however, you may register at any time.**

NOTE: PRIORITY Enrollment apply to all families enrolled in Fall 2017 session keeping same class and time.

* Discounts may not be combined.

**Please note if you are not enrolled in Fall 2017, and you submit a registration for WINTER/Spring 2018 before October 21st, it will be held in a pending status until end of day October 20th. You will be notified on or shortly after October 21st if we still have available spots. The benefits of registering before Open Enrollment is that all Open Enrollment registrations will be given first-come, first-served status after PRIORITY Enrollment registrations based on date registration is received.

Refund Insurance: $45.

Refund Insurance must be purchased at time of enrollment (registration).

WITH Purchase of Refund Insurance:

Before or by November 15, 2017: Any monies (excluding non-refundable deposit and refund insurance) already paid are refunded 100%.

On or after November 16, 2017: 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 during WINTER/Spring 2018 and/or Summer CAMP 2018. (This credit is not transferable.)

Any credits not used between January 3, 2018 and end of Summer CAMP 2018 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.)

3 hour drop off.

We spend all time outdoors filled with adventures, exploration, Safety, Fun and Respect.

All children attending a ROOTS class must be potty trained, in underwear and bathroom independent.

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!).  

Please note umbrellas are not carried at Nature Nurture as we like to hear and feel the dripping rain on our rain hats and hoods!

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 $150 non-refundable deposit.

More Information

Is your child new to the ROOTS program, or are you looking for more information about Nature Nurture? Please review our frequently asked questions.

Contact Us

Nature Nurture
P.O.Box 170358
San Francisco, CA 94117

Outdoor Locations

Regular Location

93 Moraga Ave., SF, CA 94129
Actual drop off and pick up location is on corner of Sheridan Ave and Montgomery St. (Lawn in front of Presidio Bowling Center. Opposite Presidio Main Parade Ground.)

When it is raining

93 Moraga Ave., SF, CA 94129
Actual drop off and pick up location is on Montgomery St between Moraga and Bliss Ave. (Lawn on west side of Presidio Bowling Center. Opposite side of old Presidio Theatre.)