Nature Kidz Preschool is an outdoors-only program. With nature as our classroom, we build our student's focus, curiosity, and intuition as we encounter The Presidio's natural wildlife (bugs, animals, and plant species). Students investigate new findings daily rain or shine!
We spend our time outside participating in hands-on structured and unstructured activities. Students will do everything they would in a traditional preschool and
more, only outside rather than inside. While exploring their natural surroundings, students will develop their self confidence and manage risk as they stumble, climb, and explore the uneven terrain.
Each week we dive into a new specialized activity such as kite flying, riding bikes and scooters, gardening, hands on science and discovery, journaling, yoga, music, and weekly soccer and tennis practice with professional coaches!
Learning Through Exploration
Rain or Shine
With no indoor classrooms, we make sure to prepare activities and our students to enjoy all of San Francisco's seasons. During light rainy days we splash in puddles with our rain boots, rain pants, warm layers, rain coats, and use our school canopy as needed. If the weather is too extreme our group takes a field trip to the library or Academy of Sciences for the day!
Full Days or Half Days
We offer full days or half days at Nature Kidz. Our newest and most popular option, our full-day program tends to fill up fast - so if you’re interested, get in touch today to reserve a spot for your child. Feel free to give us a call with any questions! Our full-day program is 8am - 5pm (due to COVID-19, we end our day at 4pm until further notice). Students must be at least 3 years old and fully potty trained to join.
High Quality Care
You can expect all of the excellent quality and care offered at our affiliate program, Pac Heights Kidz, to be found at Nature Kidz, including: a 1 to 4 Teacher/Student ratio, transparent and proactive communication through digital daily reports, pictures and videos, as well as the highest standards of safety and inclusion.
At Nature Kidz Preschool, we have rolling admissions based on availability. Our families sign up for a school year term, August - July. Tuition includes bus field trips and museum admissions.
2023 - 2024 School Year Rates for
Full-Days 8:00am - 4:30pm:
Full Time $3,405/mo. (5 full days per week)
Part-Time $2,745/mo. (4 full days per week)
Part-Time $2,070/mo. (3 full days per week)
Part-Time $1,455/mo. (2 full days per week)
Part-Time $775/mo. (1 full day per week)
*Half day rates are half the tuition fees noted above.
* Tuition rates increase 4.5% each school year