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Parent Child Program

How do parents create a calm rhythm in a fast-paced city?  What can you learn from quietly observing your baby?  How can we nourish ourselves through community connection?  Our classes have given generations of parents a place to consider the essential questions while little ones happily explore, play, and learn.  Led by expert teachers trained in early childhood development. 

Winter/Spring Classes - Full

Completion of an Observation class is a prerequisite for enrolling in Work and Play class.

A look inside

Three toddlers holding hands and running down a path during a sunny day in the Presidio.

The school is at the forefront of the “children in nature” movement. Come explore with us!

A baby is held by a father who is sitting in a circle during class.

Learn simple seasonal songs, lullabies, and games. Develop the ability to quietly observe and interpret baby's movements, gestures, and vocalizations.

Food , flowers, and a basket of rolling pints sit on a table.

We make delicious soup from fresh organic seasonal vegetables. And we bake yummy breads that the children and parents knead before baking.

A todder holds flowers while sitting at a table next to parents during a cooking class.

Families learn rhymes and songs. Child development topics are explored through readings and facilitated discussion.