Parent and Child
Winter 2023 - Jan. 9th to Mar. 6th, 2023
Registration now closed. Contact the office to be added to the waitlist.
The ordinary arts we practice every day
at home are of more importance to the
soul than their simplicity might suggest.
~ Thomas Moore
Parent and Child
at Polaris School and Centre
Come and join like-minded families in a calm, joyful and supportive environment of play and learning.
The educational aspect for adults will touch on parenting subjects like child development, discipline, festivals, observation and imaginative play. We will also engage in simple hand work projects. The class will be set within a social environment of seasonal songs, stories, simple festivals
and a shared snack.
This morning class is for parents/caregivers and children, newborn to 4 years of age, pregnant moms and dads.
09:15 am Drop-in, play, discussion on parenting subject, handwork
10:15 am Clean-up
10:25 am Circle or story
10:35 am Snack
11:00 am Goodbye song
Current Session: Full
Winter Session: Monday, Jan 9th to Mar 6th 2023 - (8 classes - with Claire Mattar)
Spring Session: Monday, Mar 20th to Jun 12th 2023 - (11 classes - with Claire Mattar)
Location: Polaris School and Center, 1805 Gaspe Ave. .
Winter: $240 for all 8 classes.
Spring: $330 for all 11 classes.
Limited Spaces Available.
For more information contact us at email@example.com
Claire Mattar has been in the field of education for over 40 years. In 2007 she completed a Waldorf Teacher Training Program with Institut Pegase. Waldorf Education is not only for her a pedagogy, but also a way of living in her everyday life. She is looking forward to sharing with parents and supporting them in there need to find balance with family routine, in beauty and in simplicity.
Two “magic” words indicate how children enter into relationship with their environment. These words are imitation and example. The Greek philosopher Aristotle called human beings the most imitative of creatures. For no age in life is this truer than for the first age of childhood, before the change of teeth. Children imitate what happens in their physical environment. […] “Physical environment” must, however be understood in the widest sense imaginable. It includes not just what happens around children in the material sense, but everything that occurs in their environment – everything that can be perceived by their senses, that can work on the inner forces of children from the surrounding physical space. This includes all moral or immoral actions, all wise or foolish actions that children see.
- Rudolf Steiner
in The Education of the Child