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 8:30am to 12:45pm.
Our Daily Rhythm
8:30 – 8:45am – Children arrive
8:45am – 9:15am – Unstructured free play
9:15am – 9:45am – Snack time – Tuesday is bread and honey-butter day, Wednesday is rice days and Thursday is soup day. All snacks are followed by cheese and apples. Monday and Friday are hike days and the snack is fresh homemade muffins followed by cheese and dried fruit and nuts.
9:45am -10: 30am – Unstructured free play
10:30am – 10: 50am – Circle (seasonal songs and poems) and story time (puppet show)
10:50am – 11:20am – Bathroom -toilet and hand washing
11:20am – 11:35am – Painting/Drawing/Playdough/Seasonal Activity/Vegetable chopping for soup
11:35am – 12:25pm – Lunch and free play when finished
12:25pm – 12:45pm – Closing circle and time to get on the Puffer Train and walk to pick up.
Monday and Friday are our big hike days and are less structured then the other days, this gives the children more time to play and explore their surroundings.