Parent Child programs for Babies and Toddlers at Marin Waldorf School

January 2, 2011

Marin Waldorf School baby and toddler classesMarin Waldorf is now offering classes for babies and toddlers starting on January 3. Listed below are dates, times and prices.

Older Baby Class 8–14 months

  • Mondays 11:15 am–12:30 pm
    Winter session: 13 weeks, January 3–April 11*, $325
    Spring session: 6 weeks, May 3–June 13*, $150
    *No class on January 17, February 21, and May 30

Parents will gather in a circle around their babies for quiet observation. The babies, feeling protected, will be free to explore in a natural organic way. This nurturing atmosphere will lead participants into discussion of topics concerning this precious time of life including attachment, healthy movement, protection of senses and nourishing ourselves as parents. Articles and reading materials will be handed out that support Waldorf parenting principles. Lullabies, seasonal songs, and simple games will be shared and a feeling of community will sustain you in caring for your child at home.

Toddlers Class: walking to 3 years

  • Young toddlers: walking to 2 years
    Mondays 9–11 am
    Winter session: 13 weeks, January 3–April 11*, $416
    Spring session: 6 weeks, May 3–June 13*, $192
    *No class on January 17, February 21, and May 30
  • Older toddlers: 24 months to 3 years
    Wednesdays 9–11 am
    Winter session: 14 weeks, January 5–April 13*, $448
    Spring session: 6 weeks, May 4–June 8, $192
    *No class February 23
  • Older toddlers 24 months to 3 years
    Thursdays 9–11 am
    Winter session: 14 weeks, January 6–April 14*, $448
    Spring session: 6 weeks, May 5–June 9, $192
    *No class February 24

In the warm and inviting setting of a Waldorf early-childhood classroom, parents will observe the young child at play, and gain a deeper understanding for the development of the growing child. In this space of reverence, there will be time for discussion and exploration of certain themes such as rhythm, sleep, discipline and nutrition. Reading materials and a simple hand-work project will be provided to support Waldorf parenting principles. Parents and children will come together to share a warm snack and circle-time with singing, movement and simple finger games. Class meetings will end in outdoor play.

For more info, call Marin Waldorf School at (415) 479-8190 ext. 147, email parenttoddler@marinwaldorf.org or visit www.marinwaldorf.org.