Preschool

We are fully human only while playing, and we play only when we are human in the truest sense of the word.

~ Rudolf Steiner ~

Preschool 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.

Bluebell Nursery Class

We offer one three-day preschool class, the Bluebell nursery, for children ages 2 ¾ to 4½. Classes meet Tuesday-Thursday from 8:20 to 12:40 pm.

Dandelion, Sunflower, and Rose Kindergarten Classes

Preschool-age children may also enroll in one of our three mixed-age kindergarten classes–a hallmark of Waldorf education. 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. Families who require a later pick-up time may sign up for Extended Care.

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.

Our families travel from across Connecticut including Newtown, Bethel, and Danbury, as well as Westchester County, New York to enroll in our preschool and kindergarten programs.

HVWS is a place where your child will be truly known.