Sessions & Registration

We are pleased to offer you our 2021 Hybrid Winter Parent & Child Program. The program has been customized to meet various needs for support and connection depending on weather and health and safety guidelines.

Under the guidance of a Waldorf-trained Early Childhood teacher, our 90-minute remote classes give parents the opportunity to take part in book or article study as well as parenting support where we will explore questions, difficulties, and successes in parenting. We will deepen our understanding of the young child through learning about child development and the role of the parent as the pillar and the nurturer. These classes are transformational, it is exactly the support that is needed in these times.

The playgroup meets for one hour, outdoors or indoors, dependent on weather and current safety protocols. You will choose your days with your teacher. The playgroup will give your child the opportunity for free play, socialization, and fresh air, while parents will learn to sharpen their observational skills while learning to tune into their child with curiosity and wonder. After free play, we will gather for a simple circle time with songs and movement and we will end with a puppet show before saying goodbye.

Those attending Parent & Child playgroup are asked to bring their own water bottles, a blanket for sitting, masks for all adults and children over age two, hand sanitizer, and rain boots. For cooler weather please remember, coats, hats, mittens, snow boots, and snow pants.

Parent & Child classes commence in the Fall, Winter, and Spring and are typically offered six days a week*, Monday through Saturday. Summer Classes are also available.  (*Please note that schedule adjustments have been made due to COVID restrictions.)

Schedule

Below is the current schedule of online parenting and in-person playgroup classes. In the event of School closure due to the pandemic, the online classes will continue as scheduled but the in-person playgroup classes will be canceled. Families enrolled in the playgroup at the time of closure will receive a credit for any unused sessions. Our aim is to allow for flexibility and consistent support. Please contact Carol Proctor with any questions about potential closure arrangements.

WINTER 2021

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE N/A
6 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks N/A
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm N/A
January 25
February 1, 8, 22
March 1, 15
January 19, 26
February 2, 9, 23
March 2, 9, 16
January 20, 27
February 3, 10, 24
March 3, 10, 17
January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 11, 18
N/A
OUTDOOR PLAYGROUP OUTDOOR PLAYGROUP OUTDOOR PLAYGROUP OUTDOOR PLAYGROUP OUTDOOR PLAYGROUP
7 weeks 9 weeks 9 weeks 9 weeks 9 weeks
10:00 am – 11:00 am 9:00 am – 10:00 am or 10:00 am – 11:00 am 10:00 am – 11:00 am 9:00 am – 10:00 am or 10:00 am – 11:00 am 10:00 am – 11:00 am
January 11, 25
February 1, 8, 22
March 1, 15
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 23
March 2, 9, 16
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 24
March 3, 10, 17
January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 26
March 5, 12, 19


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For more information, contact admissions at (516) 742-3434 ext. 301