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.

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Waldorf Schools Pioneered Forest Kindergartens

Waldorf education has long recognized the need for children of all ages to have daily, unstructured outdoor play and pioneered the “Forest Kindergarten” model in the United States.

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“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 -