Parent Toddler Program

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Registration for our winter Chickadee Parent Toddler session is now open!

The Chickadee class is a nurturing environment for toddlers and their caregivers to come and explore play in a Waldorf setting together.  Our morning will begin with creative play. Children will have an array of natural materials to play and build with. Wooden blocks, silks, fabric crowns and capes, knitted animals and felted balls allow for simple joyful play. Children may invite caregivers into their play or play independently. Caregivers or children who are not engaged in child-led play can participate in our daily rhythm of baking bread and snack preparation.

When our work is done, children will delight in singing seasonal songs and finger plays before enjoying in a nutritious and wholesome snack they have helped to prepare. Caregivers will have a chance for questions and parent education. Our Chickadee teacher, Ms. Shanon, will be providing caregivers with pertinent articles for discussion each week. Our morning will end with puppetry and a small story introducing language with rhythm and repetition.

We look forward to you joining us for this warm and inviting introduction to Waldorf education.

Rhythm of the morning
9:30 Arrival time: coats hung up, slippers on

9:30-10:15 Free play/Snack preparation/Bread making

10:15 Clean up/ Setting table for Snack

10:30 Finger plays and singing/ Washing hands

10:45 Snack and washing dishes

11:15 Puppetry and Story

11:30 Shoes and Coats and Goodbyes

Each Parent Toddler Session meets for eight consecutive weeks in fall and ten weeks in winter and spring. To register for our winter session, please click here to download the registration form. Please call (541) 330-8841 for more information.