Sweet Pea Garden: Parent-Child Program
Sweet Pea is a wonderful introduction to the school and a gentle first step to take before your little one is ready for our Early Childhood Program!
“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
“The work of childhood is to play.”
What do these statements mean for young children and their families?
“Rhythm fosters discipline.”
Boulder Valley Waldorf’s Parent-Child Program is designed for children 18 months until their 3rd birthday together with one parent.
The Parent-Child classes invite children and one of their parents into the Early Childhood classroom to explore the interactions of play, rhythm, and discipline in child development. Once a week, together with Mindy Upton in an hour-and-a-half class, 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
- Bake bread and eat 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.
Register & Pay
Sessions are $260 for 10 weeks and include a Parent Orientation.
There are two different class timings: either 8:30-10am or 10:30-12; so select an option that works best with nap times – as space allows!
Questions? Call 303.652.0130 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour and learn more about programs!
Fall 2019: Tuesdays, September 3rd – November 5th Register online FALL SESSION FULL
Winter 2019: Tuesdays, November 26th – February 11th (with no classes Dec 24th & 31st) Register online SESSION FULL (call 303.652.0130 to be added to waitlist)
Ms. Mindy Upton
Sweet Pea Teacher
Mindy’s lifelong quest is to nurture and embrace the magic of the early childhood years with love and attention to each individual child. Being a mother and teacher have been Mindy’s life and work. She feels extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend many years in the presence of children in the “most magical and fascinating years of early childhood” as Owner and Director of BlueSky Preschool and Kindergarten since 1990.