Winter 2023

Parent & Child Classes

Parent & Child Classes for children 3 months to 6 years old on our beautiful Moraine Farm property.

We offer classes for children ages 3 months to 6 years old to attend with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver.  Classes are grouped by age to offer a rhythm that is well-suited to the child’s development. 

We meet weekly with the same group of families as we share the parenting journey together.  We have classes that include both indoor and outdoor play and activities AND classes that are ALL outdoors.  ​​Masks are optional for all adults and children.

We have a beautiful campus on 9 acres that is a hidden jewel on the north shore.  Our Moraine Farm property has gardens and nature trails where children may enjoy being outdoors, climbing, swinging, exploring, and where play comes from the child’s imagination.  The classrooms have all natural toys and furnishings and are designed for the young child. 

Activities include circle games and a shared snack of freshly baked bread.  A seasonal craft or two will be offered per session. 

Topics such as creating a rhythm for your child, supporting the senses, healthy boundaries, learning through imitation and play, warmth, sleep, and meal times will be explored.  We have an extensive lending library.  We will tap into the wisdom of the group as we explore questions about parenting and family life.

Please note that while we use age as a guide, placement in class is also based on the child’s developmental stage and the group as a whole.

 

If the class you would like to join is fully enrolled, please register for that class and join the waitlist, it is free to do so. When a spot becomes available we will offer it to those on the waitlist.

OUR PROGRAMS

Class Descriptions

Bachelor’s Button Class
2½ – 3½ years of age

           

We have two Bachelor’s Button classes that meet weekly for 10 classes on Mondays, 9:00 – 11:30, and Tuesdays, 8:30-11:00. This 1 ½ hour class is in a beautiful classroom with all natural toys and furnishings. Class will be cancelled if there is heavy rain or very cold weather and a makeup class will be added.

Start date for Monday class is December 5, and Tuesday is November 29.


 

Morning Glory Class
20 months – 3½ years of age

Morning Glory is a class for a caregiver and child 20 months to 3½ years old.

We have  two Morning Glory classes that meet weekly for 10 classes on Mondays, 12:30-2:30, and Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00. This class is in a beautiful classroom with all natural toys and furnishings.  Class will be cancelled if there is heavy rain or very cold weather and a makeup class will be added.

Start date for Monday class is September 12, and Wednesday is December 7.

 

 


 

Morning Glory for the Youngest Child
10 – 19 months

 

Morning Glory for the Youngest Child is a class for a caregiver and child 10 to 19 months old.

We have two Morning Glory for the Youngest Child classes that both meet weekly for 10 classes on Thursdays, one from 9:00-10:30, and the other from 12:30-2:00. This 1 ½ hour class is in a beautiful classroom with all natural toys and furnishings.

Start date for Thursday class is December 1.


 

Peach Blossom Class

3–12 months of age

 

Peach Blossom is a class for a caregiver and child 3 to 12 months old. Parents will learn lullabies and games to play with their babies. Teachers will share observation practices to strengthen parents’ intuitive knowledge to help them better understand and care for their baby.  Themes such as developmental stages, sleep, warmth, and your new role as a parent will be explored. Freshly baked bread and tea are served for parents and a nurturing home environment welcomes and surrounds adults and babies. Peach Blossom classes meet weekly for 10 classes on Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2:00. This 1 ½ hour class is in a beautiful classroom with all natural toys and furnishings.

Start date for Tuesday class is January 10.


 

Registration: Classes fill quickly on a first-come basis with full payment due at registration. Families on the waitlist will be notified if a spot becomes available.

Siblings:  If you are bringing a younger child to an older sibling’s program, there is no charge for infants 0 to 11 months. Ages 1 year through the designated program participant age is charged 25% of the program fee. There is a 10% discount for registering 2 children that are the correct program age for a program.

Makeup Classes: If we have to add two or more makeup classes in a session, we will issue a credit(s) to a future session if a family has a conflict with a makeup date.  

For questions, contact Kate Hill, Lead Parent & Child Teacher at khill@waldorfmoraine.org

 


 

Please note that while we use age as a guide, placement in class is also based on the child’s developmental stage and the group as a whole.

No credits or refunds will be given for classes not attended.