Waldorf Education strives to nourish the child on every level. By providing a safe, loving, rhythmical environment for the children, they, in turn, are free to explore the world around them and venture away and apart from the known safety of their parents. This fosters confidence and courage.
Allowing a child's natural ability to be imaginative opens whole unknown worlds to them. For a child, riding a stick horse is real and they delight in their ability to ride as fast as the wind.
Our school is warm, and cozy, and inviting. It is set in a bungalow in Wallingford, surrounded by a beautiful garden, that allows the children the space to run, climb, "cook" mud pies and plant daffodils. With two separate gardens we are able to meet the needs of those children riding their wild ponies, whooping and yahoo-ing, as well as those children needing to play quietly in the "fairy garden" and serving tea from their finest china tea set.
We work closely with families and host Parent Education Meetings once a month as well as Seasonal Festivals when our school community gathers to celebrate the beauty of each changing season. We also go "camping" at the end of every school year.
The first Monday after our last day of school, in early June, is the start of our extremely flexible Summer Program.
9am Arrival. Free play and creative activities such as baking, painting, sewing, felting and cooking.
10:30am Story time, followed by a hot, organic snack.
11am Outside time. Everyone goes out, rain or shine!
Noon Circle time followed by lunch
12:45-1pm Parents arrive and children go home.