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Upcoming 9-week Fall Session: Wednesdays, Sept 12-Nov 14 (skipping 10/31 for Halloween), 9:30-11:30am

Nature-Based Facilitated Playgroup

For toddlers ages 1.5-3 years old, accompanied by a parent/caregiver

The latest in research shows that spending time in nature is not only intuitively a good idea, but essential for healthy brain development. Play-and-Learn Explorers is a parent-child participatory playgroup for two-to-three year olds and their caregivers. Each week, the group meets in a variety of outdoor locations, taking advantage of open spaces and the natural world that surrounds us in this amazing city. Destinations include Glen Canyon Park, Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, Crissy Field, and more.

The group will be led by Evelyn Nichols, who has over 15 years experience guiding young children and their families as they learn, play, discover, and experience wonder together.

During the group, Evelyn will guide families through child-directed exploration of nature, using children's inherent curiosity to create excitement about learning. Each weekly session will also include circle time, yoga movement and stretches, puppet shows and weekly readings/discussions on important toddler topics. This is a great opportunity to offer your child some consistent peer socialization, facilitated by an experienced teacher, before or while your child begins preschool.


More details, frequently asked questions and to register here for the 9-week series.