This year we have four different elements to our Young Child Program.
Our parent Toddler (child) Program is a wonderful way to introduce your child to a classroom experience, and for parents to learn more about the rich, developmental approach of Waldorf education. The home-like atmosphere of the program is calming and enriching for both the young child and the attending parent or caregiver. Classes include parent-child interactive games, child observation, craft activities, creative play and a wholesome snack. The focus on the program is to enhance the parent's understanding of child development and to offer ideas for activities that can be done at home.
Young Toddlers Class
(12 months- 20 months)
Meets on Thursday mornings
8:45 am - 10:45 am
Older Toddler Class
(20 months- 3 years)
Meets on Tuesday/Wednesday mornings
8:45 am - 10:45 am
Babies lie on a soft blanket and parents sit in a circle around them. We will be quietly observing our babies as they move around and reach for beautiful toys on the blanket. We will give our babies a lavender foot rub and sing seasonal songs and lullabies. We will have the opportunity to discuss many topics about child development, and most importantly, what do babies really need from us? A nurturing and beautiful atmosphere is created for the parents and babies.
Warm tea and a nourishing snack will be served to the parents.
(newborns -12 months, including pregnant mothers)
Meets on Tuesday mornings
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Outdoor Class: Exploring Nature Together
Come join us for a morning of exploring Nature with your child. We will be gathering at beaches, redwoods, and parks. We will sing songs and play finger and hand games on a cozy blanket. We will have the opportunity to discuss child development, parenting and connecting with Nature with our children.
We will also enjoy and nourishing and delicious snack and tea together.
(newborns - 3 years)
Meets on Friday mornings at a TBA location in Santa Cruz
(example: Natural Bridges State Beach)
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Kendra Barnett is our Parent-Toddler Program teacher. Kendra, a native of Canada, completed her Early Childhood Teacher Training at the Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento. She has a five-year-old son.
To join one of our upcoming sessions contact the school.
Sessions begin in September, November, January and April.
Enrollment is per session; each 8-week session is $220 for the Toddler classes, and $165 for Babies and Outdoors.
For more information, please call the Santa Cruz Waldorf School at (831) 425-0519.