We are fully human only while playing, and we play only when we are human in the truest sense of the word.
~ Rudolf Steiner ~
Early Childhood Age Guidelines
To begin school in September a student must be 2 years 9 months old. If a child does not meet this age guideline but turns 3 years old later in the school year, they can attend school after they turn 3 years of age. Children who will turn 6 by April 30th are considered “Sun Children” and work on special activities and projects in preparation for first grade.
Dandelion, Sunflower, and Rose Kindergarten Classes
We offer three mixed-age kindergarten classes–a hallmark of Waldorf education–for children 2 ¾ to 6½ years old. The Rose and Sunflower classes meet 8:10 am to 12:30 pm and the Dandelion class meets 8:20 am to 12:40 pm. These classes are for children attending either three or five days a week. Five-day children are prioritized in class placement. Three day students attend Tuesday-Thursday. Children must be enrolled in the five-day program one year—and preferably two—prior to first grade, so that they can be adequately prepared for first grade. We also offer our Bluebell nursery class for 3- and 4-year-olds.
A Waldorf education is like no other. Our students are not confined to desks in classrooms and children who participate in our nature-based preschool and kindergarten program will enjoy many benefits to their physical, mental, and emotional development. Schedule a visit today to learn more about our preschool program and kindergarten and why it would be a wonderful fit for your family. Families who require a later pick-up time may sign up for Extended Care.