Pre-K & Kindergarten
The Apple Tree, Oak Tree and Daisy Kindergartens, five day programs for children ages 3-6 years
Here young children learn how to cut fruit for sharing and roll dough for baking fresh bread. They learn how to finger-knit with organic plant-dyed yarns, a practice that develops fine motor skills and teaches them how to recognize mathematical patterns. Their day breathes with a natural rhythm and nurtures them with folk tales, puppetry and community. Taught by Waldorf teachers specifically trained in early childhood education, our programs nurture and protect the young child’s sense of wonder and imagination.
These three mixed-age classrooms can have up to fifteen 3-6 year olds attending five days a week. The programs begin at 8.30 a.m. and ends at 1.00 p.m. for the half day program and 3.15 p.m. for the full day program.
The Lilac Kindergarten, three day program for children ages 3-5 years
Play is the work of childhood. Our homelike environment is carefully prepared for the developmental needs of the young child. Warm, nurturing, inviting and intentionally filled with beautiful, natural elements including pieces of wood, seashells, beeswax for modeling and handcrafted dolls and toys to encourage children to create, imagine and wonder.
This mixed age classroom of up to fifteen 3-5 year olds is held on Monday through Wednesday. The program begins at 8.30 a.m. and ends at 1.00 p.m. for the half day program and 3.15 p.m. for the full day.