Our mixed-age Nursery program nurtures the busy and curious toddler through a gentle rhythm, small class size, and an individualized approach that introduces each child to care outside of the home.
A gentle rhythm inspires imagination, creativity, self-initiation, and social and emotional intelligence. The foundations for academic learning are built through movement, free play, the exploration of nature, and the genuine curiosity and passion to learn that is cultivated through a Waldorf education. Puppet shows, circle and story-time teach oral and receptive language skills and impart musical gifts. Age-appropriate sensory enriching activities with natural materials cultivate creativity and a life-long love of the arts and natural world.
An average day consists of free play both indoors and outdoors, purpose-driven work (like baking bread!) that encourages self-initiation and respect, and lots of intentional movement. Movement in a carefully designed and beautiful environment strengthens and prepares the body and brain for a healthy, creative, passion-driven and intelligent life.
Starting Age is Based on Developmental Readiness
In our Nursery Program we meet the young child's need for rhythm, imitation, nutrition and warmth. In order to fully participate, these are some developmental benchmarks we look for in the child:
Walks with a sturdy gait
Eats solids and is beginning to self-feed
Sits in a toddler size chair at a table to eat
Sleeps one nap and is able to participate in class from 9AM - 12PM
During the application process, we will meet together with your family and our faculty to determine when your child is ready for the Nursery Class.
NURSERY SCHEDULE & TUITION 2020/2021
5 DAY Monday-Friday / 9am-12pm $12,900
3 DAY Monday-Wednesday / 9am-12pm $7,980
All tuition is non-refundable.
Note that a 10% sibling discount is applicable for families enrolling more than one child.
There is an optional Lunch extension from 12- 1 pm for an additonal fee