The Parent-Child Program provides an introduction to Waldorf education and a gentle and nurturing environment for parents and their young children of 18 months until 3 years of age. Classes meet one morning a week in a light-filled classroom, where an intimate group of parents and children come together to explore the wonders of the first years of life.
The morning follows a gentle and flowing rhythm: creative play, baking bread, circle time, snack, clean up and puppet show. Children play with simple, natural toys and materials and are guided through the morning by the gentle, yet active rhythm. Parents are invited to fully engage in the morning, joining in circle time, snack and watching the puppet show, and participating in the activities of making simple crafts during the children's free play.
Circle time and the puppet show reflect the world of nature and seasonal festivals. Circle time provides a learning experience through music and rhyme. Games and movement activities engage both large and fine motor coordination.
Stories and puppet plays nourish the child’s imagination and provide rich material for creative play. Together, we enjoy a nourishing and organic snack of freshly made bread and fruit.
If you have ever been curious about Waldorf education for your young child, this is a wonderful introduction. We will have a recommended reading list for those interested in learning more about Waldorf education and parents are encouraged to join Our Sons and Daughters monthly Parent Study group. This parent - child class is also a great opportunity for dads to learn more about Waldorf education.
*First trial class is free, but if you wish to continue, we ask that you make a commitment to the duration of the program.
To enroll, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Parent Child Classes meet Tuesday mornings and are an hour and half long and are for young children of 18 months until 3 years of age and at least one parent or caregiver.
Parent - Child Program Calendar Fall 2012
Class cost: $300 for 10 classes
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am