For parents of Walkers to 3 year olds
Morning Garden Program
Join Waldorf Trained Early Childhood Teacher, Diana Stoycheva, or as the families call her, Ms. Diana for a magical morning in the Nursery Classroom. These sessions are for parents with children walkers to 3 years of age. Parents can best support their unfolding capacities by the use of rhythm and routine that will be demonstrated in each class. Parents attend this program because they are primarily interested in learning more about the Waldorf approach to parenting. We will show you how a peaceful and calm atmosphere can help parents spend a quiet, nurturing time with their children which will strengthen your relationship and enhance your confidence as a parent.
While the children take time to socialize and engage in free play, adults will focus on being in the moment while setting the tone with meaningful activities. These activities allow your child to explore and begin the journey to free play. We will also spend time in outdoor play, facilitating the toddler's innate connection to the wonders of the natural world. As a study guide we will be reading Heaven on Earth, A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer. This book will serve as a springboard into engaging and practical conversations on child development, how to create a bridge between home and school, building your own family culture, and other parenting questions. The cost of the book is included with your registration fee. A homemade snack and a delightful ‘song and puppet story circle’ will be shared.
Care-giving grandparents are welcome to attend with their grandchild in a parent's stead. One parent or caregiver brings their toddler each week. The program is not intended for nannies and babysitters. It is preferable that the same caregiver attend each week. We are sorry that our space does not accommodate both parents or more than one caregiver per child. Twins are welcome and each child must be accompanied by an adult and the family would purchase 2 registrations. We can accommodate infant siblings, however, an important aspect of the program is spending quality time with your toddler.
Fall 2019 - Registration Closed
Spring 2020 - Registration Open!
MORNING GARDEN PROGRAM
Monday Class or Tuesday Class
Mixed Age Group: walkers to 3 years (siblings welcome)
Lead Teacher - Diana Stoycheva
As a study guide we will be reading Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer. This book will serve as a springboard into engaging and practical conversations on child development, how to create a bridge between home and school, building your own family culture, and other parenting questions.
Our morning includes: circle time, outdoor play, creative indoor play, snack, and story time
Spring 12-Week 2020 Session $325
February 3-4,10-11, 24-25
March 2-3, 9-10, 23-24, 30-31
April 20-21, 27-28
May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
Make-up days - June 1-2