EARLY CHILDHOOD IN WALDORF EDUCATION


 

Waldorf education consciously builds a strong foundation during the early childhood years for the later intellectual growth of the child, but avoids the actual teaching of academic subjects at this time. The purposeful activities provide the first steps in the evolution of the cognitive, social, and emotional processes that continue in the academic work of the elementary school.

The Early Childhood faculty builds this foundation by filling the day with carefully crafted and artfully executed activities. Eurythmy (rhythmic movement to speech and music), nature walks, and healthy outdoor play build physical strength, agility, and grace. Other purposeful activities include watercolor painting, drawing, handcrafts, beeswax modeling, and baking. Imaginative play, poems, stories, puppetry, music, and circle games all open the youngster to the wonders of creativity.

Learn more about our Early Childhood Curriculum here.

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES


For children 16 months to 5 years of age and their parents or caregivers, these weekly classes are a stepping stone to our Preschool and Kindergarten classes. Our Parent & Child programs provide an opportunity for young children and their parents or caregivers to come together in a joyful and nurturing environment where children are introduced to their first school experience.

Registration now open for Fall 2018 sessions of NatureTots!

NatureTots – ages 16 months to 3 years

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WALDORF PRESCHOOL


Preschool classes are offered two, three or five mornings per week from 8:15-12 noon. After Care Program is also available. Preschool is for children ages 3-4.

Waldorf education consciously builds a strong foundation during the early childhood years for the later intellectual growth of the child, but avoids the actual teaching of academic subjects at this time. The purposeful activities provide the first steps in the evolution of the cognitive, social, and emotional processes that continue in the academic work of the elementary school.

The Early Childhood faculty builds this foundation by filling the day with carefully crafted and artfully executed activities. Eurythmy (rhythmic movement), nature walks, and healthy outdoor play build physical strength, agility, and grace. Other purposeful activities include watercolor painting, drawing, handcrafts, beeswax modeling, and baking. Imaginative play, poems, stories, puppetry, music, and circle games all open the youngster to the wonders of creativity.

The rhythmic repetition of these activities strengthens and nourishes the children, instilling in them a sense of order and harmony.

 

 

 

WALDORF KINDERGARTEN


Kindergarten classes are offered three or five mornings per week from 8:15-noon. An After Care Program is available. Kindergarten is for children ages 4-5.

Waldorf education consciously builds a strong foundation during the early childhood years for the later intellectual growth of the child, but avoids the actual teaching of academic subjects at this time. The purposeful activities provide the first steps in the evolution of the cognitive, social, and emotional processes that continue in the academic work of the elementary school.

The Early Childhood faculty builds this foundation by filling the day with carefully crafted and artfully executed activities. Eurythmy (rhythmic movement), nature walks, and healthy outdoor play build physical strength, agility, and grace. Other purposeful activities include watercolor painting, drawing, handcrafts, beeswax modeling, and baking. Imaginative play, poems, stories, puppetry, music, and circle games all open the youngster to the wonders of creativity.

The rhythmic repetition of these activities strengthens and nourishes the children, instilling in them with a sense of order and harmony.