Early Childhood Education
Waldorf early childhood education recognizes that young children learn best through play, exploration and imitation. These are the seeds for a lifelong love of learning, and they provide the foundation of self-confidence, resilience, reverence and future academic excellence.
Parent & Tot
Our Parent & Tot program provides an opportunity for parents to accompany their young children to a morning session filled with creative play, songs and stories. While children play, parents are encouraged to bring questions they may have and to share their experiences in parenting while engaging in a handwork project or meaningful work.
Our kindergarten is a homelike environment that nurtures and protects the young child’s sense of wonder and imagination. Rudolph Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, said that play is the work of children. Our age-appropriate Kindergarten honours that belief. Open-ended toys and activities encourage children to exercise their imaginations. Here, children learn by doing – helping to prepare snacks, baking bread, housekeeping and free play. Story time, handcraft and art activities along with active participation in the daily life of the class all helps to foster the growing abilities of our youngest children.
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”