Designed for three developmental stages, Steiner parent child classes offer movement, free exploration, games and singing, beginning with lullabies for newborns (Sweet Peas) and adding new play and activities as the children grow, with lively songs and nursery rhymes for toddlers (Buttercups), child-activated toys and a simple snack.
Class time increases in length with each progressive age group, moving into a morning rhythm similar to our Waldorf early childhood program – with one extra benefit: you get to come into the classroom with your child!
Older toddlers (Morning Glories) and their caregivers enjoy a full morning of activities, including free play, circle time, bread baking, a hearty, family-style snack, puppet story and outdoor play. You’ll also create a handmade toy for your child during class.
At each stage, morning circle includes sharing and parenting support, to nurture both adult and child.
“The Steiner parent-child class was transformative!” — Morning Glory parent
Parent-Child Garden Teacher
The Steiner School is delighted to introduce parent child teacher Somer Serpe. Mrs. Serpe is a master teacher who has been part of our school’s early childhood program at all levels, and has a passion for working with parents. She will host a drop-in Open House in the Parent-Child classroom, in the Betty Szold Krainis Early Childhood building on the parking lot side of the Steiner campus, Thursday, September 5, from 9-11a. Stop by for an opportunity to meet the teacher, let your little one play in the space, and ask any questions you may have. All are welcome; a free community event.
Fall 2019 Parent-Child Garden classes start the second week of September. Registration is simple and quick – fall registration opens July 31 here. For questions or more information, contact Admissions Director Robyn Coe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-528-4015 x. 106.
Parent-Child Garden Schedule Fall 2019
Sweet Peas, for expectant parents and children 4 – 12 months, meets Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Fall Section 1 – 6 classes $150: 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
Fall Section 2 – 6 classes $150: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
Buttercups, for children 1-2 years, meets Wednesdays from 9-10:30a.
Fall 12 classes $400: 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
Morning Glories, for children 2 – 3+ years, meets Thursdays or Fridays from 9-11:30a
Fall Thursday 13 classes, 1 parent evening $475: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
Fall Friday 13 classes, 1 parent evening $475: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/12