Parent & Tot

The First Steps

For children ages 12 months to 3 years accompanied by a parent, grandparent or caregiver, classes are one day per week for two hours.


  • The morning begins with free-play, allowing the children to engage their imaginations in our warm and inviting space, the Nest.
  • The healthy rhythm of the day supports the children’s sense of familiarity and security, with ample opportunities to learn about social graces with parents and teacher nearby.
  • Teachers tell stories that engage the children with puppets or marionettes.
  • A nutritious snack is prepared and eaten together.
  • Each child bakes a bun to take home at the end of the morning.
  • Rain or shine, the morning ends with outdoor adventures in our yard, where the little ones are captivated by the beauty of nature and their explorations provide rich sensory experiences.


  • During class, parents engage in quiet handcrafts and meal preparation, while their children play nearby.
  • Throughout the year, parent education evenings give parents and teachers an opportunity to discuss child development, parenting issues and Waldorf education. As part of each parent evening, parents engage in a group craft activity before saying goodnight.

When and Where?

Session 1: September – Mid-January
Session 2: Mid-January – June

Classes meet two hours one morning per week at our Meadowbrook and Three Cedars campuses.
Fees range from $560-$595, depending on length of session.

Find the schedule for the 2016-17 school year here.

Contact us to find out about any remaining openings for either session.

NOTE: Parents can sign up for fall or spring sessions or for the full year. Families who register and pay for the full year receive a $50 discount.

For older children, our Transitional Preschool (at Meadowbrook) a gentle transitional step toward our expanded Preschool program.