Parent-Child Program

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Classes for children ages 6 to 36 months old and their caregivers.

Our Parent-Child Program is a great opportunity for families to experience the combination of simplicity and depth that defines Waldorf pedagogy and to get to know our school’s vibrant community.

In a loving environment, babies and toddlers immerse themselves in free, self-initiated play – a true gift for children at these ages. Our simple toys and homelike classrooms allow children to exercise and explore their senses and capacities at their own pace, with the gentle support of a parent or caregiver and our teachers.

Adults will observe the children’s sensory and motor growth unfold throughout the sessions and will find a welcoming setting to share questions, experiences and insights about their children and their own development as parents. They will also participate in nurturing activities that are a signature of our Early Childhood program, such as bread baking and knitting.

After we share an organic snack, teachers will lead a circle with songs, movements, and hand gestures that enliven children’s imagination and support cognitive and emotional development. The classes end with a simple story and a joyful goodbye.

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Fall Schedule and Age Guide

6 to 12 months old
Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday – 11 am to 12:15 pm
Classes are limited to 5 children.
Mondays: September 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10.
Wednesdays: September 12, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12, 19.
Fridays: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14.
Prices:
$720 (12 classes, once a week)
$1,200 (24 classes, twice a week)

12 to 24 months old
Monday – 9 am to 10:30 am
Classes are limited to 5 children.
Mondays: September 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10.
Price:
$780 (12 classes, once a week)

24 to 36 months old
Wednesday and/or Friday – 8:45 am to 10:15 am
Classes are limited to 5 children
Wednesdays: September 12, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12.
Fridays: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14.
Prices:
$780 (12 classes, once a week)
$1,320 (24 classes, twice a week)

24 to 36 months old
Tuesday and/or Thursday – 9 am to 10:30 am
Classes are limited to 12 children
Tuesdays: September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20.
Thursdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18 and 25; November 1, 8, 15.
Prices:
$650 (10 classes, once a week)
$1,100 (20 classes, twice a week)

Application details

– Placement of children in groups is flexible. If you are unsure which group to enroll your child in, please contact our admissions office at ncarneol@steiner.edu or (347) 334-5783.
– Families are encouraged to attend more than one class a week. For the toddler groups, you can choose to attend Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday.
– Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.