Our Day

Silver Bell Nursery, San Francisco’s outdoor nursery program is a nature-based enrichment program for children ranging from 2 ½ to 5 years of age. We offer three or five consecutive days for each child. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 12:45pm.

Our Daily Rhythm

8:30 – 8:45am – Children arrive

8:45am – 9:15am – Hike

9:15am – 9:30am – Daily Activity (painting, crafts, drawing)

9:30am – 9:45am – Snack time – Monday and Thursday are bread and honeybutter day, Tuesday and Friday are rice day. All snacks are followed by cheese and apples. Wednesdays are hike days and snack is fresh homemade muffins followed by cheese and dried fruit and nuts.

9:45am – 11am – Unstructured free play

11am – 11:20am – Circle (seasonal songs and poems) and story time

11:20am to 11:50pm – Toilet, hand washing and hike to lunch spot

11:50am – 12:15pm – Lunch

12:15pm – 12:45pm – Closing circle and hike to pick up


Wednesday is our big hike day and is less structured then the other days this gives the children more time to play and explore their surroundings.

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