Early Childhood Early & Afternoon Programs

The Early drop-off program at The Waldorf School of Garden City is designed with the working family in mind and available to nursery students only. Afternoon Programs are available for students of all ages and are led by experienced Waldorf teachers. For the youngest children, the program creates a warm, home-like atmosphere. For older students, a quiet space to complete homework and receive guidance is provided as well as supervised recreation time. In addition, parents may arrange for their older children to receive individual tutoring services.

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Early Childhood Programs

Early Birds for Nursery

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Limited Enrollment. Priority is given to working families.

  • $1,000 for the year


Afternoon Care Programs

Garden Nest – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nursery & Mixed-Age Kindergarten

The children enjoy the afternoon in the nursery or in one of the mixed-age kindergarten classrooms. Lunch is provided by parents (A homemade soup is only provided to the nursery). The daily rhythm includes a nap or rest time, followed by both indoor and outdoor free-play. The program is led by experienced early childhood teachers.

  • $4,250 for the full-year program, 5 days per week
  • $3,400 for the full-year program, 4 days per week
  • $2,550 for the full-year program, 3 days per week

Garden Nest Extended – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Nursery & Mixed-Age Kindergarten

After a long school day, our goal is to provide a nurturing and home-like atmosphere for the children who stay for our Extended Day program. Children in nursery & mixed-age kindergarten gather in one of the mixed-age kindergarten classrooms, while the first, second, and third graders gather in the library. The program includes both indoor and outdoor play, as weather permits. A healthy mid-afternoon snack is provided.

  • $18 per hour, $9 for additional siblings

For more information about Early Childhood Early, Afternoon, or Extended Day programming, please contact Carol Proctor at (516) 742-3434 ext. 301