WHEN to ENROLL:
***Please feel free to enroll at any time. Your registration will be eligible for class placement during the following Tiers:
Tier One - through March 17, 2019
All families enrolled in WINTER/Spring 2019 are eligible for class placement.
Tier Two - March 18-24, 2019
All families on WINTER/Spring 2019 WAITLIST are eligible for class placement.
All past Nature Nurture families are eligible.
Tier Three - March 25, 2019
All new Nature Nurture families are eligible for class placement.
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.
IMPORTANT Info for You: Register Early to Secure your First-Come, First Serve Spot.
*Although PRIORITY Enrollment Two and OPEN Enrollment are available at later dates, all families are encouraged to register online anytime before their PRIORITY or OPEN Enrollment date.
Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis once PRIORITY Enrollment One date is over end of day March 17, 2019 and then again after PRIORITY Enrollment Two is over end of day March 24, 2019.
PRIORITY Enrollment One (Tier One) is available to current WINTER/Spring 2019 families through midnight Sunday, March 17, 2019.
PRIORITY Enrollment Two* (Tier Two) is available to past Nature Nurture families from Monday, March 18 through midnight Sunday, March 24, 2019.
OPEN Enrollment* (Tier Three) begins Monday, March 25, 2019.
Refund Insurance: $45.
Refund Insurance must be purchased at time of enrollment (registration).
WITH Purchase of Refund Insurance:
Before or by July 25, 2019: Any monies (excluding non-refundable deposit and refund insurance) already paid are refunded 100%.
On or after July 26, 2019: 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 2019 and/or WINTER/Spring 2020. (This credit is not transferable.)
Any credits not used between September 9, 2019 and end of WINTER/Spring 2020 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.)
Is your child new to the 'seedlings' program, or are you looking for more information about Nature Nurture?
Please review our frequently asked questions.