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A Childs Garden-Waldorf Inspired

2150 NE Studio Road
Bend, OR 97701

(541) 617-0434


A Waldorf Inspired program established in 1998 for ages 1 - 6 years. We have both part time and full time care and also offer a Summer program and multi child discounts.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

From the Director:

To help the child to develop as an individual and embracing that individuality. Children are a gift, a seed to be nurtured and feed, supported in their growth on the path to maturation.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children learn through imitation in their environment both with their peers and teachers. Modeling behavior, building confidence, finding strengths and weaknesses. Self expression in a loving environment with boundaries.
Challenging them to find their own solutions and exploring the world around them. Lots of TLC.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Inspired by the Waldorf philosophy. Teaching the whole child with the development of the imagination through play, music, story telling, creativity.
The importance of the three R's - Rythum, Respect, Repetition. Embracing the child as an individual in a loving, nurturing enviroment.

A Typical Day

9:00 - Arrival and creative play
9:45 - Artistic activity
10:15 - clean-up
10:30 - snack
11:00 - Outside play
12:00 - Rest and Story time
12:15 - Movement circle
12:30 - Lunch

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

All school educational evenings and celebrations.
Parent/teacher conferences,
Home visits,
Teacher education.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Visits before school starts where the child gets to meet the teacher.
Recommendation of stories about starting school.
Educating the parents on creating a rythum and routine that the child can relax into.
Letting the parents stay or visit if they need to.