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Morning Glories Parent-Child Class

Birth to age 3 1/2
In our Morning Glories Parent-Child Class, you and your child will experience a Waldorf Early Childhood atmosphere and community—a place where children play together and parents support one another.

Creative play is central to the Waldorf approach to Early Childhood, for it is in play that the children assimilate and integrate the world around them. Their experience of the general mood, the speech they hear, and sense impressions at home and elsewhere, are reenacted through imitation in play. Toys in the Waldorf Early Childhood environment are simple and unfinished, inviting the children to enliven them. Through fantasy and imitation the children begin their journey into themselves and out into the world.

While play is important for physical, social, and emotional growth, it is also the formative element for the development of thinking and intellectual activities. The more children can be absorbed in their play, the more freely and effectively they will take hold of their potentials in the future.

I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is true of human beings.

We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and so are solidified and perfected.

Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal rapidity to extreme old age.

-Henry David Thoreau

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