Ages: 18 to 36 months with caregiver
The Parent-Child Program provides an introduction to Waldorf education and a gentle and nurturing environment for parents and their young children of 18 to 36 months.
Classes meet 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. This parent-child class is also a great opportunity for dads to learn more about Waldorf education.
Due to the unique, intimate nature of this program space is limited and enrollment for the entire session is required. We offer three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter and Spring. Please see the Our Programs page for dates. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To enroll please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and fill out the enrollment form and mail, along with your check to PO Box 450, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
Younger siblings are welcome at no additional cost.