Parents and children (ages 18 months to 4 years old) join together in a warm environment that imitates the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf early childhood classroom. Classes are taught by Marina Rana, an experienced Waldorf Early Childhood teacher. Children are guided through the morning by the gently rhythm of circle time, creative play, snack, and story time. Parents engage in home-like activities or make simple crafts while their children help them or play nearby. Children play with simple, natural toys and materials.
The natural world and seasonal festivals are reflected during circle time. This provides the opportunity to learn 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.
The classes offer information and give parents an opportunity to discuss child development, parenting issues, and Waldorf education with an experienced teacher.
Sessions are offered year round. Beginning this year, Saturday classes will be held at the Crown Point Ecology Center.
Crown Point Ecology Center offers a unique site to host this experience with beautiful organic herb and vegetable gardens, wooded trails, barns, wetlands, a pond and more. Experiencing the out of doors offers a wonderful opportunity for discovery, conversation, and play.
This class is a once weekly program offered once weekly for six weeks on Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Saturday classes at Crown Point are from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Classes begin the week of September 21st, 2015. Cost per session is $180/parent and child and $100 for each additional sibling.
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