Waldorf Education in the Berkshires for over 40 years
Media Contact: Robyn Coe
(Berkshires, MA) April 2, 2014—Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (GBRSS) presents “Akimba and the Magic Cow,” a puppet play based on a folktale from Ghana, Saturday, April 12 at 10:30am in the Early Childhood building on the school campus at 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. This special puppet play for children up to seven years old will be performed by early childhood teachers, followed by playtime and an opportunity to learn more about early childhood programs at the school. Free. For more information, call Tracy Fernbacher, 413-528-4015, ext. 106 or visit gbrss.org.
Early Childhood at GBRSS—The Early Childhood program at GBRSS is based on the simple yet profound concept that young children learn most effectively through imitation, imagination and meaningful activity. GBRSS early childhood teachers, puppeteers for “Akimba and the Magic Cow,” often use puppetry in their classrooms to help stimulate and develop students’ capacities for imagination, creative play, movement and language. Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School’s warm, developmentally appropriate, hands-on education for students from preschool through early adolescence starts with parent-child classes for babies and toddlers, two nursery (pre-K) programs for young children and mixed-age kindergartens. Early childhood classrooms are situated in their own building, equipped with natural playthings and surrounded by gardens, fields and woods. Tuition for nursery and kindergarten programs is based on a sliding scale, and new early childhood openings are available for Fall 2014. For more information, call Tracy Fernbacher at 413-528-4015, ext. 106, or visit gbrss.org.
Interviews and high resolution images are available. To schedule an interview with GBRSS Early Childhood teachers, please contact Robyn Coe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 287-1237.