We are now in OPEN Enrollment* for Fall 2018 session.

* Discounts may not be combined.


Classes Coming Soon

Holidays and other Days we are closed

  • No class Monday, October 8, 2018 Columbus Day
  • No Classes Mon to Fri, Nov 19-23, 2018 Thanksgiving Week Break


Rates Coming Soon

Frequently Asked Questions about 'seedlings'

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.

We are now in OPEN Enrollment* for Fall 2018 session.

* 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 July 25, 2018: Any monies (excluding non-refundable deposit and refund insurance) already paid are refunded 100%.

On or after July 26, 2018: With at least two weeks' notice in writing prior to withdrawing from session, a credit for remaining classes not taken is given. (Deposit and refund insurance are not credited). This credit may be used for any available classes taken during Fall 2018 and/or WINTER/Spring 2019. (This credit is not transferable.)

Any credits not used between September 10, 2018 and end of WINTER/Spring 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.)

Yes, there is a $90 non-refundable deposit.

More Information

Is your child new to the 'seedlings' 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.)