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Aftercare

We recognize the need for safe, comfortable, and healthy activity in a home-like environment following the regular Kindergarten day. When your child joins our Aftercare program s/he enjoys more of the Waldorf experience for more of the day.

After the Kindergarten’s departure, children gather for lunch (brought from home), and then a rest time, when they exhale from their busy morning. On rising, they engage in age-appropriate activities such as songs, stories, and exploring playthings in their indoor environment. Guided by Waldorf-trained teachers who monitor the rhythms and activities with care, Aftercare is an opportunity for children to explore with less structure than during the morning, freely socialize and go at their own pace. Parents appreciate the opportunity for children to develop friendships without having to set up playdates.

Aftercare may be arranged on a monthly or drop-in basis and runs from 12:15 until 2:55 p.m. daily.

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If you want your children to be brilliant, tell them fairy tales. If you want them to be very brilliant, tell them even more fairy tales.

-Albert Einstein
Handwork
Handwork is an integral part of the Waldorf curriculum.  Decades before brain research could confirm it, Rudolf Steiner recognized that brain function was founded on body function.  In part, handwork helps train motor skills that later metamorphose into lively thinking and enhanced intellectual development.
Eurythmy
The movement art known as eurythmy, developed by Rudolf Steiner, is unique to Waldorf schools. In moving to the spoken word—verses or stories recited by the eurythmy teacher—the children become aware of different rhythms, repetitions or rhymes, tone color, moods, and the narrative arc. Eurythmy helps children become more imaginative, graceful, coordinated, alert, and at ease within themselves; it also greatly enhances spatial orientation, peripheral perception, and awareness of others. The eurythmy teacher visits the Kindergarten classes once a week.
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