Early Childhood (18 months – until 3 years old)
Parent-Child Sweet Pea Program with Ms. Mindy Upton
Boulder Valley’s Parent-Child Program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years of age together with a care-giver.
“The work of childhood is to play.” “Rhythm fosters discipline.”
What do these statements mean for young children and their families?
The Parent-Child classes invite children and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers into the Early Childhood classroom to explore these topics in child development. In an hour-and-a-half class, once a week, children play with the materials and toys in the classroom, while their accompanying adults work on beautiful and simple projects. In our work and play we will learn the meaning of the above statements as we:
- Make our daily snack of organic ingredients
- Work and play
- Move together and laugh with finger plays and circle games
- Paint with watercolors
- Eat snack together
- Hear stories and puppet plays
These classes are intended to be the “gateway” into our school and into Waldorf education, and our hope is parents will discover a new world of learning and support for family life, a dedicated community of other parents, and the way in which Waldorf education addresses the needs of the whole child.
Winter Semester, Mondays 8:45-10:45am & 10:30-12 | 10 weeks | $220+25 materials fee
Mondays Nov 27th – Feb 12th (Sessions include a Parent Orientation)Monday Nov 27th – Feb 12th | 8:45-10:15am or 10:30-12
Spring Semester, Mondays 8:45-10:45am & 10:30-12 | 10 weeks | $220 + $25 materials fee
Mondays, Mar 5 – May 22 (no classes Mar 26, Apr 2) (Sessions include a Parent Orientation)Monday Mar 5th – May 22nd | 8:45-10:15am or 10:30-12
“What an amazing day. I seriously feel like any stress I came in with today melted away… What an amazing space for children that you’ve created. Zoe couldn’t stop talking about you during dinner today. Zoe remembered the song [from circle] and asks to sing it over and over. This class is a blessing to my soul –even if I am a super beginner crafter. I say all that to say thank you for an amazing first day!” Sweet-Pea Parent, Fall 2015