Junior and Senior Kindergarten 

 

Halloween

The beautiful rhythm of a Waldorf Kindergarten

Children make an immediate connection to the warm and nurturing Waldorf-inspired classroom and program.  The teacher provides an environment that enhances the deep sense of wonder, joy and imagination of young children.

Child development proceeds in stages. The child, until the age of seven, is developing their body and their will as a healthy foundation for their life. “A child’s play is not simply a reproduction of what s/he has experienced, but a creative reworking of the impressions s/he has acquired.”

A Waldorf kindergarten program supports the development of a healthy foundation for life and a readiness to learn that prepares them for Grade One.  The task of the early childhood educator is to model wholesome work in the context of home and nature that will be imitated by the child in their free play and create in them a deep connection to their own creativity, life and will.

AdventThe Kindergarten program includes activities such as:
  • Life skills: cooking, baking, gardening, woodworking, nature walks, indoor & outdoor play
  • Artistic skills: watercolour painting, crayon drawing and crafts
  • Cultural activities: storytelling, drama, fairy tales, puppetry, singing, verses & poems, movement and seasonal festivals

The program is 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday from 8:45 to 3:15 at Redwood Park.  A 5th day option is at Tapiola Nature site with a Kindergarten teacher.  Parents may choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 full day options or half day options.  The children need to be 44 months to enter the program.  Entrance can be throughout the year.

 

JK/SK Kindergarten 
Monday-Thursday

8:45 Arrival and Welcome
Please bring your child to the kindergarten class
9:00 Free play & planned indoor activities
10:30 Snack & Dishes
10:30 Circle Time – Story, Verses, Games, Puppet Show
11:00 Outdoor Play and Walk
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Rest Time
2:15 Snack
2:30 Outdoor Play
3:15 Pickup
Lantern Festival
Why Waldorf?
Why Waldorf?

Wondering what Waldorf education is all about? Watch the video below to find out.  

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