The Waldorf early childhood offers several options to accommodate the individual needs of children and families. Choose from Parent-Child, Pre-School or Kindergarten classes. Our classes are a gentle place where children can imagine freely both outdoors and indoors while developing social skills in a secure and comfortable environment.
Our early childhood programs nourish the senses of the growing child through a healthy, warm, inviting environment. Our teachers nurture each child and family with care and intention. A balanced structure and curriculum lays a strong foundation for a child’s future academic success in the grade school.
- Storytelling, puppet shows and finger plays
- Simple, natural materials and toys and handcrafted dolls
We offer three-day or five-day mixed aged early childhood classes for children three to six years of age.
Outdoor play, nature walks, and field trips facilitate learning about the physical world while nourishing the children's sense of awe and wonder as important prerequisites for the exploration of the sciences in elementary school.
Imitation of teacher and others during movement circle encourages both large and small motor work.
Daily, weekly and seasonal rhythm lovingly connects the children to the world around them.
Stories, songs and nursery rhymes told in class cultivate in the children a love for the wonders and joyful world of language.
Sequencing and number skills are developed through counting games and rhythmic activities during circle movement and singing.
Children are provided an opportunity for creative thinking and problem solving with other children through their imaginative interactions and teacher-directed activities.
An organic food of whole grains, fruits and vegetables served each day while children assist in meal preparation and clean-up.
“The task of the kindergarten teacher is to adapt the practical activities of daily life so that they are suitable for the child's imitation through play. The activities of children in the kindergarten must be derived from life itself rather than being 'thought out' by the intellectualized culture of adults. In the kindergarten, the most important thing is to give children the opportunity to directly imitate life itself."
- Rudolf Steiner, Founder of Waldorf Education