Early Childhood


Waldorf School of Bend
Early Childhood Education Program



Our Waldorf Pre-Kindergarten program is structured to provide a gradual transition from the life of the home to the life of an elementary classroom. It is based upon the simple—yet profound— concepts of imitation, repetition and creative play. It is a place where childhood is considered a valid and honorable experience, not a time to be rushed toward adulthood. (Pre-K is for potty-trained children age 3.5 – 4.5 years old).


The emphasis in our Waldorf Kindergarten program is on the foundation skills and pre-academic experiences found in creative play time, “circle time”, artistic crafts and activities, music, snack time, outdoor play, story time, festivals and life arts. Kindergarten is for children age 4.5 years old through age 6.

Contact us to arrange a visit to experience the wonder and magic of our early childhood education classrooms and program.