Our Parent-Child Program

The Parent-Child Program is a simplified morning designed to provide the first school experience for the younger child who is not quite ready for separation from the parent. A parent or other caregiver attends with the child in a one-day-a-week classroom program. Guided by the teachers, the parent is involved in simple, purposeful tasks, while the child can help or play freely. With the support of the parent and with the help of trained teachers, the child can begin to move into a more social play experience.

Through classroom participation, parents can experience first-hand the Waldorf approach to early childhood education and can deepen their understanding of the young child and specifically of their own child. As with all of the early childhood programs, regular parent evenings offer a time for study and discussion on topics relevant to the challenges of parenting the young child and provide an opportunity for questions and for sharing, especially about the classroom experience.

Class sessions for 2 to 3 year olds are offered on both Thursdays and Fridays.