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
Parent and Child Drop-In Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
We welcome families to try our Parent & Child classes through our Drop-In classes.
Currently, we offer two drop-in classes.
Children one to 3 years old
Thursdays for parents and caregivers of children one to 3 years old. 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Dates in March include: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26
Newborns to 12 months
Tuesdays for parents and caregivers of newborns through 12 months. 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Dates in March include: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
Classes are led by experienced early childhood educators and follow the normal rhythm of our Parent & Child classes, Themes such as developmental stages, play, sleep, warmth, and parenting will be explored. Freshly baked bread and tea are served for parents in a nurturing home environment
Limited to 10 families per class.
RSVP to Coleen Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent and Child Class Descriptions
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.
We have two Bachelor’s Buttons classes that meet weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays, September through June, from 9:00 to 11:30 am. Classes follow the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm schedule.
30 weekly classes from September to June.
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.
We have two Morning Glory classes that meet weekly for 10 classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:15 am.
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 Fridays from 8:45 am to 10:45 am.
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 5 classes on Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
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 parent, nursing, lullabies, and rhythmic games.
5-week program meets on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:00 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
Registration: 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.
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.
For questions, contact Kate Hill, Lead Parent & Child Teacher.
- 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.