Kindergarten and Pre-K classes
The Pre-K and Kindergarten years are devoted to nurturing the imaginative and social development of the young child. These are the years when a child learns primarily through imitation and creative play. The Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten bridges the transition from home life to school. The classroom is a pleasing and inviting environment of warm colors, natural materials, simple handcrafted toys, and objects from nature. The daily and seasonal rhythms, which are so comforting to young children, include such activities as songs, storytelling, painting, baking, nature walks, and time for creative play.
Cedarwood has traditional mixed-age kindergartens, in which the children’s ages range from four to six years. These classes meets five days a week. We also have two pre-kindergartens for children ages three to four. These classes meet three and five days a week.
The Pre-Kindergartens (three day – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; five day – Monday-Friday) and Kindergartens (five day) begin at 8:30am and release at 12:30pm every day. Parent-Child classes are Mondays and Fridays 9:00am-11:30am. We offer full day programming until 3:30pm and extended care until 6 pm for all Pre-K and Kindergarten classes.
Example of a daily schedule in the Kindergarten at Cedarwood School:
- Circle time
- Free play
- Snack preparation
- Activities such as painting, sewing, finger knitting, crafts, baking
- Cleanup and snack
- Story time
- Outside playtime
- Depart for home
Rosebud Parent-Child classes
Welcoming parents with infants and toddlers as we explore the wealth of Waldorf education, in light of the very young child. We will meet together one day each week in our lovely and cozy early childhood classroom, providing a warm and nurturing environment for the children and parents to grow.
Our mornings together are offered Monday or Fridays from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. On these mornings we will be singing seasonal songs and nursery rhymes in our circle time. We will dance and move as we sing and simply celebrate each day with the joys of being together with friends. Creative playtime will give us the opportunity to explore the toys and play with our friends as well as socialize and the plant seeds of our community. We will knead and bake bread during the morning and enjoy it together as we share our snack. Each morning we will end with a small seasonal puppet show and journey outside to play in the park.
Together we will appreciate the children’s growth and development while gaining healthy parenting skills to support the growing child. Our Rosebud classes will take place within the rhythm of the school year, growing together through the seasons from September into June.