Parent Child Classes

Parents and children (ages 18 months to 4 years old) join together in a class that is held mostly outdoors and imitates the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf early childhood class experience.  Classes are taught by Marina Ristev Rana, an experienced Waldorf Early Childhood teacher.  Children are guided through the morning by the gently rhythm of circle time, nature walk, creative play, snack, and story time.  Young children learn through imitation.  With this in mind, we will ask that parents participate in each of these activities or help with daily tasks depending on the lead given by the teacher.

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. Time in nature throughout the seasons allow for awe, wonder, and discovery of our world.

During class, we will offer information and give parents an opportunity to discuss child development, parenting questions, and Waldorf education with an experienced teacher.  Sessions are offered year round.

Classes are offered once weekly during the Fall and Winter for 12 weeks and during the Spring for 7 weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays at Spring Garden Waldorf School, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Summer Sessions are Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Cost per session is $360/parent and child (12 week session) and $210 (7 week session) and $100 for each additional sibling.  There is a 10% discount if you register for the full year.   For information about monthly payments plans, email Amy Hecky at Admissions@sgws.org.

Parent and Child Class Dates for 2017/2018

Fall Session (12 weeks)

Mondays from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • September 11th – December 11th, 2017 (No Classes 11/13 & 11/20)  To Register – Click Here 

Tuesdays  from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • September 12th – December 12th, 2017 (No Classes 11/14 & 11/21)  To Register – Click Here

Saturdays  from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • September 16th – December 16th, 2017 (No Classes 11/18 & 11/25)  To Register – Click Here 

 

 Winter Session (12 weeks)

Mondays from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • January 22nd – April 23rd, 2018 (No Classes 3/26 & 4/2)  To Register – Click Here 

Tuesdays  from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • January 23rd – April 24th, 2018 (No Classes 3/27 & 4/3)  To Register – Click Here

Saturdays  from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • January 27th – April 28th, 2018 (No Classes 3/31 & 4/7)  To Register – Click Here 

 

 Spring Session (7 Weeks)

Mondays from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • May 7th – June 18th, 2018 (7 week session)  To Register – Click Here 

Tuesdays  from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • May 8th – June 19th, 2018 (7 week session)  To Register – Click Here

Saturdays  from 9 – 11 a.m.

  • May 12th – June 23rd, 2018 (7 week session)  To Register – Click Here