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Morning Garden: Parent-Child

Director of Admissions - Raelee Peirce


Office Phone - (919) 967.1858 ext 14


E-mail - admissions@emersonwaldorf.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waldorf Parent & Child classes are specially designed to engage infants and toddlers to age three. Working through the developmentally appropriate means of touch, movement, and imitation, teachers lead parents and their children to explore the world around them through multi- sensory collaboration. This exploration offers a healthy balance between the child’s essential, natural initiative for independence and a safe introduction to peer cooperation.
 
Our Morning Garden Parent and Child Program, designed for infants and children through three years of age, welcomes little ones with their parents into a warm and beautiful environment full of play, song, meaningful work, and community.
 
Morning Garden is both an intimate playgroup for parents with young children, as well as an introduction to Waldorf Education in its earliest classroom setting. Our sessions are arranged to create a balance between imaginative free-play, in which the children use their own initiative, and structured activities, in which the whole group participates. All transitions between activities are graced with a song as we create a rhythm of quiet and active experiences for the children.
 
Register for 12 weeks in the Fall or Spring or register for a full year. We accept credit cards and checks. All fees are non-refundable. See links below to register online with a credit card. To pay by check, please click on our Morning Garden Brochure to print and submit the registration form.
 

Infants (New!)

For expectant parents and parents with infants 0-6 months.
5 Weekly Classes - $125.00
 

Enjoy a peaceful, nurturing, and caring environment for both parents and children. Learn how to create healthy rhythms for you and your newborn. Childhood development, the importance of rhythmic sleep, and other topics that will support your well-being and that of your child will be discussed. Infants move and explore while parents learn songs and gentle games that foster relationship and create joy. This 1 time 5-week class requires that parents be expecting or that their infant be between 0-6 months by the start date of the desired 5-week session.  Facilitated by experienced Early Childhood teacher Kyle Dunlap.

 

Toddlers 

For children from walking to  33 by September 1, 2015.
12 Weekly Classes - $480.00
24 Weekly Classes - $950.00

In this class both teacher and parent/caregiver engage in purposeful activities that guide and inspire children in their play. Children engage in homelike tasks while learning how to be an individual in a group setting. Relevant topics such as sleep patterns, nutrition, and creating a healthy and harmonious rhythm for your child are discussed. We will learn songs, stories, make simple craft projects, and share a wholesome snack together. Facilitated by experienced Early Childhood teachers Kyle Dunlap and Kathleen Stone-Michael.

 
                2015-2016 Parent Child Classes - 1 Class Per Week
 
Infant Class September 11 - October 9, 2015 Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm Details and Registration
Infant Class October 23 - November 20, 2015 Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm Details and Registration
Infant Class April 22 - May 20, 2016 Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm Details and Registration
Toddler Class September 11 - December 11 Fridays 9:00am - 11:00am Details and Registration
Toddler Class September 11 - April 29 Fridays 9:00am - 11:00am Details and Registration
 
Registration Form to print & pay by check.
 
Calendar Dates for Infants 2015
 
Session 1: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9
Session 2 : October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20
Session 3: April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
 
Calendar Dates for Toddler Fall/Spring 2015-2016
 
2015
September 11 (Orientation Morning), 18, 25
October 2, 9 (Fall Break 12-16), 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20 (Thanksgiving Break 24-27)
December 4, 11 (Holiday Break 21-January 5)
 
2016
January 15 (Orientation Morning), 22, 29
February 5, (Winter Break 15-19), 26
March 4, 11, 18
April 1, 8, (Spring Break 11-15), 22, 29
 
 
Morning Garden: Parent-Child

Kathleen Stone-Michael

Morning Garden Teacher

Morning Garden: Parent-Child

Kyle Dunlap

Morning Garden Teacher