Early Childhood Programs
In the Waldorf Early Childhood programs, the establishment of a secure, daily rhythm of life is central. Programs educate through play while nurturing a reverence for the natural world.
In these pre-school years, children primarily learn through the desire to imitate what surrounds them. Teachers bring rhythmic activities in to prompt creative thinking. Simple materials from nature are used in creative play, which develops imagination, concentration, coordination, language and number skills that will be revisited in the elementary years.
Ages: Infant – 3 years
Time: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Parent/Child program provides a supportive environment to parents and caregivers as they delve into the joys and challenges of parenting. Morning classes offer a time for play, songs, verses, a snack and crafts. Through weekly group conversations, parents are offered a time for focused attention on their child as he or she explores the world.
Mixed-Age Kindergarten Program
Ages: 3 – 6 years
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
3, 4, and 5-day options
Mixed-age classrooms in early childhood give children the opportunity to interact with their peers. Older children provide a model for the younger ones in their more refined social, lingual, artistic, and operational skills, while the little ones help the older children to engage in deeper imaginative play. All children benefit from an atmosphere of family and learn mutual concern for one another’s well being. Children who attend our Afternoon Garden program will eat lunch with their teacher prior to beginning their afternoon.
The Susquehanna Waldorf School provides an after school program to accommodate parents.