Waldorf education is about teaching your child to learn through imitation & action. We recognize each child's unique spirit & strive to be worthy of their imitation.
8:25 First children start to arrive
8:50 Last children should arrive
8:35 Tea time includes warm and cold cereal, raisins, and maybe yogurt (using toilet & washing hands before and after).
9:00 Greeting circle
9:10 The Sunflowers (older children) go outside with a teacher, may take a walk with the teachers & a parent volunteer. The Rosebud group stays inside with another teacher to do crafts, or a project, creative free play, & circle time. During both circle times the children enjoy a lavender cream hand massage. Sometimes the children even start to massage each others hands!
10:15 All children enjoy a warm snack (Organic oats, rice, millet, rye & barley warm & delicious! Also milk of choice, like cow, rice, almond, oat or soy)
*using toilet & washing hands before and after
10:35 Circle time for Sunflowers (songs, finger plays, circle games, nursery rhymes).
10:50 Outside play time for Rosebuds (ages 2 & 3). The Sunflowers will stay inside for circle time, craft & free play.
11:50 Using toilets, changing diapers/pull-ups, washing hands.
12:00 Puppet show, story time
12:10 Lunch ( For example: (all organic) Spaghetti, enchilada casserole, cheese pizza on spelt round bread, chili & corn bread, scrambled eggs, Lentil soup, matzo ball soup, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, beets, baby carrots, chard, fresh fruit in season)
*using toilet + washing hands before and after
12:25 Clean up time
12:30 Parents arrive for half day children
12:40 Lay out mats, using toilets, changing diapers/pull-ups
12:45 Rest time singing lullabies, rubbing backs
3:00 Afternoon snack
3:45 Free play inside or outside if weather permits & afternoon activities
4:00-5:00 Last children pick up