Parent and Child Classes
Parent and Child classes offer parents, grandparents, and caregivers the opportunity to learn about child development, Waldorf education and parenting the young child all within a home-like environment at our beautiful location on Moraine Farm. With indoor and outdoor play spaces where parents and children can explore and experience a soothing rhythm that supports play, imagination and imitation, our educators offer support and guidance for each family and child. It is a time for interacting with your young child for a morning of bread-making, free play and movement, circle games, songs and nature activities while exploring topics such as:
Meals with Children
Discipline in Early Childhood
Media/Technology and Family Life
Rhythms in the Home
Children in Nature
Bachelor's Buttons ( 2½ – 3½ years of age)
Bachelor’s Button is a full year pre-nursery program for caregiver and child 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years of age¹.
Bachelor’s Buttons meets weekly on Mondays, September through June, from 9:00 to 11:30 am for a total of 30 weeks. Classes follow the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm schedule.
Cost for 30 weeks, September to June program is $1,200. Payment can be done upfront or in two installments.
Morning Glory (20 months to 3½ years)
Morning Glory is a playgroup for caregivers with an older child who is 20 months to 3½ years¹. Class activities and interactions support social development as these children prepare for nursery.
Morning Glory meets weekly for 10 classes on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 8:45 am – 11:00 am.
Cost for 10 weekly classes is $350.
Morning Glory for the Youngest Child (10 to 19 months)
Morning Glory for the Youngest Child is a “Mommy and Me” playgroup for a caregiver with a child 10 months to 19 months of age¹.
Morning Glory for the Youngest Child meets weekly for 10 classes on Thursdays or Fridays from 8:45 am – 10:45 am.
Cost for 10 weekly classes is $250.
Peach Blossom (3 - 12 months)
Peach Blossom is for infants who are 3 – 12 months¹. Caregivers will be provided the opportunity to discover how to observe, understand, respect and enjoy the individuality of each baby. Classes include interactive touching and singing games, developmental observation and discussion time with other parents.
Peach Blossom meets weekly for 10 classes on Fridays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Cost for 10 weekly classes is $225.
Rosebud (infants to 6 months)
A class for parents with newborns up to age 6 months. Topics covered in class include: developmental stages in babies, warmth and how to dress your baby, sleep, rhythm, foundational senses (sense of touch, well being/life, movement, balance), observation, babywearing, new identity as a mother, nursing, lullabies, and rhythmic games.
The 10-week program meets on Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:00 pm.
You are holding a beautiful, calm and safe space for new moms (and grandmoms) with just the right balance of freedom and structure and it all felt so nice. The bread and tea were delicious and so comforting! - Thank youGrandparent in Parent and Child Winter 2018 Classes
Schedule: We have fall, winter and spring sessions for Peach Blossom, Rosebud, Morning Glory and Morning Glory for the Youngest Child (10 weeks each). Bachelor’s Button is a year-long class. The schedule will coincide with the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm calendar.
Registration: Spring session registration begins in early-March. Classes fill quickly, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Families currently enrolled in Parent and Child classes will have the option to re-enroll before we open registration to new families. Families on the waitlist will be notified as spaces become available. To reserve your space, please complete the online registration form (link above) and submit payment. Please note that we cannot hold spots in a class until payment is received.
For questions, contact Kate Hill, Lead Parent & Child Teacher.
No charge for infants 0 to 7 months. $75 for 8 months to 15 months. For a second child (16 months and twins) registered during the same session, we offer a 10% discount and a 20% discount for the third child registered during the same session. To take advantage of the sibling discount, please send in a check for payment.
- Please note that while we use age as a guide, placement in class is also based on the child’s developmental stage and the constellation of the class.
No credits or refunds will be given for classes not attended.
Registration is complete when payment has been received.