Morning Glories

“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.”

~Henry David Thoreau~

Morning Glories Parent-Child classes are for parents or caregivers and the children they love from ages 12 to 36 months. The program provides a gentle step for children in the Newtown, Bethel, Danbury and surrounding areas to transition between home and school life. The Morning Glories classroom (now primarily outdoors) provides a safe, nurturing environment featuring natural play materials, a consistent routine, and seasonal rhythm. While the children play, the parents work with their hands creating seasonal crafts and playthings. Parents and caregivers learn more about parenting and Waldorf education. Both adults and children have the opportunity to make new connections with other families. A healthy snack is provided.


We are offering three sessions—fall, winter, and spring—primarily outdoors. (The winter session may take place indoors.) Parents up for an adventure, looking to build resilience in their child, and ready to meet outside in all kinds of weather—please register!

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New this year, Saturday classes will be offered in Spanish in the fall and spring. Learn more.

Si necesista ayuda para registrarse, por favor contacte a Marcela Pérez,

Ages: 12-36 Months

Activities: The morning will include plenty of time for imaginary play, bread baking, and a circle time with seasonal songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays and a puppet show. Adults will enjoy a simple craft or handwork activity as well as discussion time.

Fees: Each session is $320 total (payable via credit card at the time of registration).

Parents come to Morning Glories to:

  • Meet other parents and find a community of sharing and support.
  • Explore the value of observation to witness and understand how their children are learning as they play.
  • Learn songs and simple finger and toe games to share with their children at home to support speech and language development.

Children come to Morning Glories to:

  • Explore a safe and emotionally nurturing environment using simple, natural play materials.
  • Experience social interaction through play that stimulates speech and language development.
  • Explore new social capacities with other children in the same stage of development.

COVID-19: All necessary health and safety protocols will be followed. Masks are currently optional when indoors. Protocols may change at any time. Children under 36 months are not required to wear masks. 

Fall 22 Monday Session

9 – 11 AM
September 12, 19
October 3, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14

Fall 22 Friday Session

9 – 11 AM
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Clases en el Otoño, Sábados

10 AM – 12 PM
Septiembre 10, 17, 24
Octubre 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Winter 22 Monday Session

9 – 11 AM
November 28
December 5, 12
January 9, 23, 30
February 6, 13

Winter 22 Friday Session

9 – 11 AM
December 2, 9, 16
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10

Spring 23 Monday Session

9 – 11 AM
March 20
April 3, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22

Spring 23 Friday Session

9 – 11 AM
March 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19

Clases en la primavera, Sábados

10 AM – 12 PM
Marzo 25
Abril 1, 8, 22, 29
Mayo 6, 13, 20