Our Afternoon Program

Now offered on a drop-in basis! 

Starting Monday, October 1, 2012 we are happy to offer the Afternoon Program on a drop-in basis. There are a limited number of spaces available. The child can come and stay on an as-needed basis, provided they are pre-registered and the teacher and administration are notified the night before the drop in, preferably before 9:00 PM.  If your family is considering the possibility of needing this service, please pre-register your child with the school office. The cost per child per afternoon drop-in is $50.00.  On the day(s) you bring your child to the Afternoon Program, please provide a wholesome lunch, which needs to be brought to the cubby room of the Oak Tree classroom in the morning at drop-off.

Please contact the school for additional information.

The Afternoon Program complements the morning Kindergarten: the same Waldorf education principles and care shape the program. The morning program flows into the afternoon program, creating a seamless transition for the child. The Afternoon Program offers a time to receive nourishment, rest, digest the morning activities, socialize, and play.
The program begins at noon, with a brief time outside, followed by lunch. Children bring their own lunches. The morning is so full for the children that the afternoon should allow for them to breathe in and digest their morning; lots of “soul warmth” is provided for them. After a short rest in a darkened room, the children are gently awakened. Those who need to rest longer do so, and the others enjoy coloring or making a craft. Depending on the day of the week and/or the weather, they may garden, go for walks to collect “treasures” for a craft, go to the playground, or stay inside for part of the time with a planned activity.
Children enrolled in either kindergarten may enroll in the Afternoon Program. Children may enroll at any time during the school year for one or more days each week. Those who start part-way through the year will have their tuition prorated. Financial assistance is not available for this program.