Parent & Child Classes

Parent & 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

Rosebud Newborn Class Open House on March 23 from 10 to noon

Join us at our Open House on Friday, March 23, 10:00 to 12:00 to learn about this new program.

NEW Rosebud Newborn Class

A class for parents with newborns up to age 6 months. This 1 ½ hour class would meet on Fridays, 11:30 to 1:00. To begin we would offer a 5-week session at a cost of $120 per family. A minimum of 6 families would be required to hold this class with a cap of 10 families. 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, rhythmic games.

  • 5-week class
  • Fridays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Fee is $120
  • Class Dates: April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11

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 you

Grandparent in Parent and Child Winter 2018 Classes

Peach Blossom

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. Each 10-week session:

  • Meets weekly for 1½ hours.
  • Wednesdays from 11:00 – 12:30.
  • Fee is $225 per session.

Morning Glory for the Youngest Child

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. Each 10-week session:

  • Meets weekly for 1½ hours.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:45 to 10:15 am
  • Fee is $225 per session.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory is a playgroup for a caregiver with an older child who is 20 months to 3½ years¹. Each 10-week session:

  • Meets weekly for 2 hours.
  • Monday or Friday mornings from 8:45-10:45.
  • Fee is $325 per session.

Bachelor’s Button

Bachelor’s Button is a full year pre-nursery program for caregiver and child 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years of age¹. Each session runs for 30 weeks and follows the school schedule.

  • Meets weekly for 2½ hours.
  • Thursday mornings, 8:45 am – 11:15 am.
  • Fee is $1,075 for the school year. A deposit of $275 is due with registration followed by two installments of $400.


Schedule: We have Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions for Peach Blossom, 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.

Class Dates for Spring 2018

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 and submit your online payment. For questions, contact Anita Haller O’Neill.

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.

To be added to the waitlist for a class, please complete the registration form, but do not submit payment. Thank you!

  1. 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.