All children possess a fresh, natural sense of wonder and yearn to express this capacity in a social environment with other children. Our Early Childhood programs allow their childhood gifts to unfold in a gentle atmosphere of beauty, natural elements and human warmth.
The first seven years of a child’s life are devoted to the development of the physical body. Play is the child's work in the Nursery & Kindergarten. Through creative and imaginative play, children are building the foundation for later academic learning. In this important time of life, these young children learn though imitating the world around them. If children are given the opportunity to imitate that, which is beautiful, meaningful and true, then they are able to go forth in life with initiative and purpose.
The Early Childhood teacher is the model for the child demonstrating meaningful movements, purposeful use of language and cultivation of beauty. The Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher is a specially trained individual who, through rhythm, repetition and reverence, is able to create a wholesome environment that nurtures the physical, emotional, social and spiritual development of each child.