Extended Care

Our Extended Care program serves the families in our school community by offering a nurturing, neighborhood-like environment consistent with the principles of Waldorf education. We have one program for children in nursery school and kindergarten, and a second for children in first through fifth grades.

We provide a harmonious multi-age environment with rhythm and structure, as well as many opportunities for free play. The atmosphere is relaxed and home-like and children enjoy nurturing play such as indoor and outdoor games, sand play, cooking and baking, crafts and other seasonal activities. Wooden toys, games, and books are available for indoor use.

The Extended Care program has its own dedicated space with a kitchen adjacent to a spacious playground and field.

Daily Rhythm: 1st and 2nd grade

12:30 Extended Care staff greet the children. Lunch is enjoyed family-style around the table.

1:30 Story time, followed by free indoor and outdoor play.

2:55 Healthy nutritious snack, followed by free play, games, and seasonal crafts and activities.

5:00 Late snack and coming together.  “Tea-time” around the table in winter with riddles and guessing games brings a cozy end to the day.

Daily Rhythm: 3rd through 5th grade

2:55 3rd through 5th graders join the younger children to further the “neighborhood feel” of a multi-age setting; healthy nutritious snack together, followed free play, games, and seasonal crafts and activities.

5:00 Late snack and coming together.  “Tea-time” around the table in winter with riddles and guessing games brings a cozy end to the day.