The kindergarten program is dedicated to creating a warm and nurturing atmosphere where children can thrive. The children are invited into relationship with the teacher, the other children and the world around them. The sense of deep connection brings a sense of safety to the child, from which they can venture forth into expressing themselves. We are conscious of creating a class community of respect and love, as the children learn how to become social beings. A consistent and well-flowing daily rhythm with its predictability also underlies a feeling of security for the young child. Care is taken to provide healthy sensory impressions in a world of sensory overload, including a simple physical space filled with natural materials and toys.
Childhood is honoured and celebrated in the kindergarten, allowing the children the time to grow well during this tender period of their lives.
The activities of the program are intended to support healthy
development in all domains, including physical, socio-emotional, creative, cognitive and spiritual. Creative free play is the cornerstone of the day's activities, with the children exploring and engaging in socio-dramatic play. Pretend playing is rich, imaginative and different every day as the children interact with each other and the materials. The free play is the gift of Waldorf early childhood education. Storytelling, circle-time, and games bring lively images, mostly from Nature, for the children's imaginations and joy-filled language experiences. There are many opportunities to enjoy movement and to build healthy bodies, both indoors and during outdoor play. Meaningful work and artistic activities such as drawing and watercolour painting further support the children's holistic development.
The program is available for 5 day, 4 day or 3 day options,
and has two pick-up time options:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Please look at the admissions process page for more details.
VIDEO - Our Kindergarten