Always Learning & Growing

100% outdoor programs for your child

New Berkeley Location!

We are expanding with a new location at Tilden park in Berkeley!

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Forest School Classes 2018-19

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019 Forest School 

OPEN HOUSE

ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Please join us for a FUN, informal gathering.

Kids can create nature art, take a nature quiz, and meet new friends.

Upcoming Community Events!

West Portal Mini Merchantile                                        Free Community Nature Art and Hike Class

February 9th, 11am-4pm                                               February 27th, 9:30 am -11:30 am

West Portal Ave and Vicente                                          Playland on 43rd Ave

why choose
Always Learning & Growing:

100% outside

We are located in San Francisco, CA. Our program is 100% outside and takes place in beautiful San Francisco parks.

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experience

Taught by a CedarSong certified forest kindergarten teacher. Always Learning & Growing is one of San Francisco’s first nature preschools- since 2010!

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professional

We are members of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and listed on the Natural Start Preschool MapOur teachers are involved with Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab and actively work to promote outdoor education for all children. 

STEM activities

Our activities are naturally STEM based and incorporated into our outdoor active free play. Activities include nature art, problem solving, science, and building, all while forming a lasting connection to our earth.

nature

We are a forest school program for children ages 3-6 years. We offer outdoor nature immersion classes and outdoor nature camp for ages 3-8 years.

creativity

Nature inspires our creativity! From imaginative games created by the children to open ended nature art, the natural beauty of the outdoors nurtures our respect and encouragement for everyone’s ideas.

What parents are saying…

Carlene is both very knowledgeable and caring. She incorporates excellent learning experiences into each day of fun for our son.

-KP, parent

Carlene is the best! We waited 5 months, I think, to snag a spot here and it was so worth the wait.

-LB, parent

I love that my son is cared for as an individual. Carlene is a gentle person and I feel like he is well loved while I am at work. I appreciate the effort that is put into finding new and exciting activities for the kids each day.

-JP, parent

I love how Carlene is flexible and adjusts to my needs as a parent.

-AA, parent

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Come visit us on pinterest! I have added a few examples of the many activities that children may enjoy in our classes. Also you can find links to more educational articles and forest school activities you can try at home!