Parent-Child Program

Birth – Three Years

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COVID-19 UPDATE
We are pleased to offer in-person classes for our Spring 2021! All classes will be held outdoors at a local nature preserve in close proximity to our Los Altos Campus. Classes begin in March.

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Parent-Child Program Information

Our Parent-Child Program empowers parents and caregivers as their child’s first teacher during the early years, and offers a simple, accessible, and artistic vision for nurturing the growing family:


Warm Beginnings 
– This class is full and registration is now closed.

Ten-week classes for families with infants birth to nine months* and a parent or caregiver

Bring your baby for warmth, connection and community with other young families in nature. Gain trust in yourself as a parent, and in the innate and perfect unfolding capacities of your infant in a safe, nurturing space, and learn about elements of Waldorf Education that so beautifully meet our little ones in their early years of development.

Classes meet from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm on Thursdays outdoors at a local nature preserve in close proximity to our Los Altos Campus.

Tuition: $450 for a ten-week session.

Tuition includes:

  • Online welcome orientation evening for parents, Monday, March 8th from 8:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • One weekly in-person class.
  • Wednesday evening online session for parents with Teacher Jane for check-in and conversation (optional).

Covid-19 Policies and Practices
Registration Policies and Wait List Information

*Expectant families are always welcome to join.


Mornings Together – This class is full and registration is now closed.

Nine- or ten-week classes for toddlers aged 12 to 36 months and a parent or caregiver

Mornings Together classes will offer a gentle introduction to Waldorf Education for little ones and their families. We will focus on the “Three Rs” – Rhythm, Reverence, and Repetition – which so perfectly nourish and support the needs of the young child. Each morning will be a calm and joyful journey through free play and exploration in nature, seasonal songs, stories, and simple crafts, as well as a picnic-style snack for the children shared in community. There will also be weekly opportunities for adult conversation on topics such as sleeping and waking, eating, communication, holding healthy boundaries and nurturing ourselves as adults along the way.

Choose from a class that meets from 9:00 – 10:15 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays; or 11:00 am – 12:15 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Fridays.

Tuition: $405 for a nine-week session (Fridays, due to a school closure on 4/2), or $450 for a ten-week session.

Tuition includes:

  • Online welcome orientation evening for parents, Monday, March 8th from 8:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • One weekly in-person class.
  • Wednesday evening online session for parents with Teacher Jane for check-in and conversation (optional).

Covid-19 Policies and Practices
Registration Policies and Wait List Information


Sunday Morning Series for Parents
We look forward to the return of this program in the upcoming 2021-22 school year!

Share monthly Sunday mornings connecting with other parents to explore and experience some of the most important ways in which Waldorf early childhood principles nourish and support the developing child at home and in the Early Childhood classroom. Parents will come away with ideas, understandings, and practical tools for bringing simple, calm, joyful and predictable rhythms into daily life at home, while building a bridge between home and school for the coming years.

 

Grades 9–12
Discover the academic and artistic rigor of our high school.
Grades 6–8
Engage the challenging and experiential curriculum of middle school.
Grades 1–5
Explore the academic and imaginative journey through the elementary grades.
Nursery & Kindergarten
Nourish the magic of childhood with nurturing play-based programs.

The distinguishing characteristics that I notice about Waldorf students are their creative thinking, their self-confidence, and their love of learning — qualities that make learning refreshing.

Lisa Babinet, PhD

Chair of Mathematics Department and Alumni Parent, Waldorf School of the Peninsula