Early Childhood Program

Waldorf Early Childhood Education classrooms don’t look like other preschool and kindergarten classrooms, and there’s a reason for that. Calm, uncluttered spaces encourage the child’s imagination and creativity.

For the young child, open-ended, imaginative play offers a way to understand the world. Through a play-based curriculum, Waldorf hones inner forces of creativity and flexibility that become the capabilities for later learning in school, career and life. Our Parent and Child, Nursery and Kindergarten classes focuses on the children’s overall well-being, including nutrition, sleep and connection with nature.

Nursery Kindergarten Outdoor Open House May 1, 1:30 to 3 pm

Join our Early Childhood teachers on an outdoor exploration of our Nursery and Kindergarten.

The Moraine Farm campus offers countless nature exploration and learning experiences for the young child. The nursery and kindergarten children are immersed in the wonder of the natural world for 2 to 3 hours per day in all seasons. This outdoor open house will begin in the nursery play yard with a circle, then we will explore the field and forest. This outdoor open house provides interested families a glimpse into the joy, wonder and health giving qualities of nature-based education.

“Among the alternatives, the Waldorf school represents a chance for every child to grow and learn according to the most natural rhythms of life. For the early school child, this means an...environment in which the wonders of science and literature fill the day...”

- Raymond McDermott, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Anthropology, Stanford University -