Little Seedlings

Little Seedlings – Toddler

Waldorf Sarasota fosters a community of warmth and support for parents, and a nurturing atmosphere of joy and respect for young children.

Children are provided with playthings from the natural world and simply made toys that allow and encourage imaginative play, while parents engage in handwork and craft activities, such as wet felting or simple sewing projects.  Special attention is given to supporting your child’s interests, motor development, social interaction, and problem-solving skills.

Each morning includes seasonal nursery rhymes, lap games, finger plays, simple songs,  and stories.  Time is given for free play and exploration of both indoor and outdoor environments.  The children make and enjoy delicious gluten free bread, along with fresh fruit or vegetables, herbal tea, or water.

The parents are offered a peek into their own child’s interactions in a group setting as well as observations of other children in the same age range.  The program provides an example of a rhythmic, structured morning, along with songs and finger plays that they may wish to incorporate into the routines of family life. An introduction to the Waldorf philosophy is provided through articles and opportunities for adult education through the school.

Children ages 1 to 3 attend with their parent or caregiver once a week.

We offer two sessions per year, on Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:30 until 12..

Thursday group:
Autumn (17 sessions): August 21. – January 15.
Spring     (17 sessions): January 22. – May 28.

Friday group:
Autumn (15 sessions):  August 22. – January 9
Spring     (15 sessions):  January 16. – May 22.

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. .

Call (941)927-3711 to register.

 

Little Seedlings – Infant

Imagine a circle of mothers and babies, being cared for and appreciated, creating a network of support and friendship while learning the secrets of self-care from a wise woman, seasoned in infant care.

New parents are often overwhelmed or unprepared for the intensity of infant care.  Most quickly realize that along with all the joyful, heartwarming moments come endless challenges as well, and  yearn for a community of fellow parents and a place to share their experiences, digest them and gather the tools needed to move forward.

In our Little Seedlings Infant class, time is created each week to give our loving focused attention to observing our children, learning about each child’s unique development and gifts. Special attention is given to support the unfolding of children’s interests, motor abilities, social interactions, and problem solving skills.

For more information, call (941)927-3711.