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Nature-based Social Groups in The Bay Area

When learning social skills, nothing replaces the power of a group. 

 

We address:

  • Play skills for cooperating in the classroom or playground

  • Problem solving with other people

  • Managing emotions when others challenge ideas or decide something different

next round of groups start in april with registration open on March 1st!

spring tinkers

  • Who is this group for? TK and Kindergarteners

  • Meets at Glen Park in San Francisco 

  • 8 week series

  • Meets weekly on Mondays (3:45-5:15 pm) rain or shine!

  • Group limited to 4 kids

  • Group starts on April 1, 2024

  • Cost: $800

  • Includes eight 90-min sessions, weekly group debrief, 30 minute phone call with lead therapist

Dates: Every Monday
April 1st - May 20th


Extra make up sessions:
6/10 and 6/17

Please note: Due to the small size of our Tinkers group and its focus on developing and deepening connection over time, we allow families that participated in the winter early bird registration access to re-enroll if they wanted. All winter Tinkers participants chose to sign up again, so unfortunately there are no open spots for spring Tinkers. Please join the waitlist in case a spot opens up! 

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spring sprouts

  • Who is this group for?  Kindergarteners and 1st graders

  • Meets at Glen Park in San Francisco 

  • 8 week series

  • Meets weekly on Tuesdays (3:45-5:15 pm) rain or shine!

  • Group limited to 6 kids

  • Starts on April 2nd

  • Cost: $997

  • Includes eight 90-min sessions, weekly group debrief, individualized weekly videos sharing how your kiddo did that week, collaborative goals, progress note at conclusion of group

Dates: Every Tuesday
April 2nd - May 21st


Extra make up sessions:
5/28, 6/4, and 6/11
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Sprouts

  • Who is this group for? 1st and 2nd graders

  • Meets at Glen Park in San Francisco 

  • 8 week series

  • Meets weekly on Thursdays (3:45-5:15 pm) rain or shine!

  • Group limited to 6 kids

  • Group starts on April 4th

  • Cost: $997

  • Includes eight 90-min sessions, weekly group debrief, individualized weekly videos sharing how your kiddo did that week, collaborative goals, progress note at conclusion of group

Dates: Every Thursday
April 4th - May 30th

No group on 4/18


Extra make up sessions:
6/6 and 6/13
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spring trekkers

spring food explorers group

  • Who is this group for? 7-9 year olds working on expanding and understanding their body, food preferences and sensory processing

  • Meets at Glen Park in San Francisco 

  • 6 week series

  • Meets weekly on Fridays (3:45-5:00) rain or shine!

  • Group limited to 6 kids

  • Group starts on April 12th

  • Cost: $997

  • Includes six 75-min sessions, 30-min intake call, weekly group debrief, two 45-min parent coaching sessions + 30-mi phone call with lead therapist at conclusion of group

Dates: Every Friday
April 19th - May 31st

No session on May 17th 


Extra make up sessions:
6/14 and 6/21
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About Bearfoot's Nature-Based Social Groups

Does your child have difficulty:

  • Making or keeping friends?

  • Regulating their emotions in a group setting?

  • Reading social cues and perspective taking?

  • Resolving conflict or disagreements with peers?

  • Sharing space in a conversation?

  • Demonstrating important social emotional skills that help them authentically be in community with others?

 

Bearfoot OT takes these social lessons and practices their application through outdoor nature play with peers, using the natural environment to help enhance the experience and provide opportunities for creative, problem solving, sensory-rich fun!

 

All groups are led by a skilled pediatric occupational therapist that is trained to help children with the development of social skills, motor skills and sensory processing.

 

Groups are held outdoors in rain or shine!

For questions about registration, please email admin@bearfootoccupationaltherapy.com or call 415-322-0874

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