Parent-Child Program*

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.

Program offerings for the 2018-2019 school year:

Sunday Morning Series for Parents

Monthly morning series for parents or caregivers of children 0-3 years old.

Share monthly weekend mornings at our Mountain View Campus 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 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.

 

Session One: Fall/ Winter 2018
Hands-On Sundays
For parents & caregivers of children 0-3 years
with Jane Philipson

Four Sundays: 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Mountain View Campus at 180 N. Rengstorff Avenue

Each of the four workshops will be devoted to one foundational area of need for healthy development in young children: Rhythm, Play and Movement, Sleep, and Warmth. Warm drinks and nourishing goodies will be the prelude to an experiential activity, followed by discussion and the creation of something useful and beautiful to use with children at home, related to that topic.

 Registration, policies and wait list information can be found here.

 

Session Two: Winter/Spring 2019
Simplifying Together: One Small Change At a Time
For parents & caregivers of children 0-3 years
with Christina Assirati

Five Sundays: 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/19
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Mountain View Campus at 180 N. Rengstorff Avenue.

We will gather monthly to explore the themes of Kim Payne’s book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids. We will learn ways to simplify and slow down your home environment, create predictable and connecting rhythms, simplify your child’s weekly schedule, and find out the benefits to filtering out the adult world. 

 Registration, policies and wait list information can be found here.

 

*Each series is for adults only, who are not concurrently enrolled in the Mornings Together parent-toddler classes. Babes in arms welcome.

 

Mornings Together

Eleven- or Twelve-week classes for toddlers aged 12 – 36 months and their 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 outdoor and indoor play and exploration, preparation and sharing of food around the table, seasonal songs, stories, and crafts. There will also be weekly opportunities for adult discussion on topics such as sleeping and waking, eating, communication, holding healthy boundaries and nurturing ourselves as adults along the way.

Each class meets from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Choose Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. 

Session One: Fall/ Winter
September 21, 2018 – December 21, 2018*

Session Two: Winter/Spring
January 29 – May 16, 2019*

There is no prerequisite for enrollment in this class. New and returning families are welcome. Toilet training is not required for this class.
*See registration page for specific dates for your class session. Some weeks we will not meet due to school closures.

 

Registration, policies and wait list information can be found here.
Please note, registration for the fall/winter 2018 session of Mornings Together is full. Please click here to join our Early Childhood News email list for advance notice when the winter/spring 2019 session registration is open.  We expect registration for our Winter/Spring 2019 Session to open in December. It is likely that space will be very limited and the session will completely fill up with current families and those on the Early Childhood News email list.

 

 

 

*Previously known as Parenting with Heart program.

 

 

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