Preschool

Our preschool classes are warm and protective environments— rhythmically repetitive and secure programs in which your child will successfully make the transition from home to school.  The preschool program gives children the opportunity for creative play, engaging them in activities that nurture their imaginative powers.

The activities of our preschool classes prepare our students for their kindergarten and elementary school years.

  • Songs and nursery rhymes cultivate intimacy with language and the world of words.
  • Listening to stories, watching puppet plays, and participating in dramatic play stimulate the imagination so that it becomes central to learning.
  • Counting games and rhythmic activities build a solid foundation for arithmetic and number skills.
  • Painting and crafts help the children develop small motor skills, coordination, and the ability to concentrate.
  • Vigorous play develops their large/gross motor skills.

In the natural, loving, and creative environment of our preschool, children are given the freedom and security to prepare for the next phase of school life.

Our preschool program is for children who are three years old by June 1st of the year of entry.  All students need to be fully potty trained by the first day of school. To be considered fully potty trained; children may not wear diapers or pull-ups to school and have only occasional accidents. 

Sandpiper Preschool

All children must turn 3 by June 1st. Summer birthdays between June 1 – August 31st will be considered upon student readiness and development. 

3 half days/week or 3 full days/week
Monday – Wednesday.
8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

or

8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Honeybees Preschool

5 days half day or 5 full day classes/week class
Monday – Friday.

All children must turn 3 by June 1st.

8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

or

8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Extended day care is available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. for students who attend the full-day program. There is no extended day available for half-day students.

 

“In a society that may be nudging children prematurely into adulthood, Waldorf schools try to preserve the magic and fairy-tale wonder of being a child.” –Parenting Magazine