Early Childhood

Parent/Child Program (toddler to 3 years):

Parent child classes are taught by our founding teacher Susan Andrews. Ms. Susan creates a warm protective environment where parents and their child come together once a week in a supportive learning community. Our classes include baking, snacks, and story telling. We follow daily and seasonal rhythms and celebrations.

Mixed age pre-K and Kindergarten:

When your child leaves the warmth of your home to go to our school for the first time, you can rest assured they will be greeted with kindness, simplicity and a well-rounded experience. They will be able to fully immerse themselves in the work of childhood, which we believe is play.

Our dedicated teachers create a safe community of active and creative learning that protects the magic of childhood and nurtures the balance so necessary for a fulfilling life.

Every aspect of our beautiful classrooms is intentionally chosen and carefully prepared to meet the developmental needs of the young child. Handcrafted dolls, pieces of wood, colorful beeswax for modeling, and toys that encourage wonder, competence and curiosity.

Your child will enjoy a variety of hands-on practical activities in a social setting that will develop a sense of competence, skill and community. Sorting, counting and cutting up vegetables for soup is an example of the pre-academic skills embedded in our early childhood curriculum. Through baking bread, your child will absorb the beginnings of science and develop a love of creativity. Storytelling, puppet plays and poetry are rich in pre-literacy activities.

Our early childhood teachers have specialized training and nurture their dedication to their craft with professional development activities both locally and nationally.

In addition to our accreditation by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, our early childhood programs have full membership in the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.