We are currently accepting families for Little Seedlings Fall sessions.
Waldorf Sarasota fosters a community of warmth and support for parents, and a nurturing atmosphere of joy and respect for young children. Little Seedlings Parent Child Playgroup includes nursery rhymes, lap games, finger plays, simple songs, stories, and natural snacks.
Children attend with their parent or caregiver once a week. We offer two 18-week sessions per year in the fall (Sep-Jan) and spring (Jan-May). Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Mid-session registrations are accepted based on availability; in this case, tuition is prorated based on the start date.
2013-14 Little Seedlings Class Schedule:Thursdays 9:30 am—NoonFall Session begins August 22No class Nov.28, Dec.19, Dec. 26, and Jan 2.Spring Session begins January 23No class March 13 Fridays 9:30 am—NoonFall Session begins August 16No class Oct.25, Nov. 29, Dec. 20, and Dec. 27Spring Session begins January 17No class Mar. 14, and April 18
Creative play, puppet storytelling, circle time, practical and artistic activities balance free, creative expression of your child within the teacher-led group experience. We work with natural materials for a true education of the senses. Rhythms of the day, week and seasons provide a basis for structure, helping your child gain a secure relationship to the world.
The essential elements of a Waldorf early childhood kindergarten class consist of real and authentic experiences of play, handwork, beeswax molding, socializing, coloring, domestic work, watercolor painting, storytelling, puppetry, role play, singing & creative movement. Additional activities could include plant dyeing, wood working, and gardening.To enhance listening skills simple songs and games are shared in Spanish.
These real and authentic experiences cultivate desired qualities in the young child, such as joyfulness, musicality, sensitivity, pro-social skills, sensitivity to sounds and spoken language, physical health, emotional well-being, and good habit formation. All of these cultivated qualities will support later academic learning.
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