Encouraging imagination and setting a mood of wonder, reverence, and enthusiasm.
We strive to support parents in strengthening their parenting skills and in creating a healthy and joyful home life. We build our class community through meaningful, purposeful work that builds self-esteem and encourages mindful parenting. Children are invited to help clean up after our shared snack and are offered time for free play. Most children happily join in following the adults, joyfully washing dishes and sweeping. Then, creative free play time encourages children’s imaginations to flourish and cultivates social skills and problem-solving. By observing and/or participating in a peaceful, nurturing environment, both children and parents are able to grow from deep within, enlivening themselves and others around them.
REGISTERING NOW FOR A NEW MINI SESSION
Saturday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm
October 24 and 31, 2020
November 7 and 14, 2020
Our classes are meant to create a safe community for parents and offer a quiet, calm space for children where their play is honored as work. Caregivers will be able to slow down, relax, and observe the magic of their child’s development in this nurturing environment and join together to discuss the benefits of family rhythms,imaginative play, loving discipline, and simplicity to help build and support your family culture. A simple craft activity will also be offered to compliment the season and add warmth to your home. No experience necessary!
Join us in a 4 week mini session where we will weave together work, play, story, and song in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that supports and honors your family. For families with children under the age of 2.
The sessions will be guided by Lucy Bell who comes to us with over 2 decades of Waldorf Early Childhood experience and a dedication to the protection and preservation of childhood. Lucy graduated from Charlotte Mason College in the United Kingdom with her bachelor’s in education and began her career in Waldorf education in Camp Hill school Beaver Run. After spending time working in Camp Hill Communities across the globe, Lucy pioneered the parent child program at the River Valley School which she taught for 7 years. She is currently teaching at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia where she has been a lead Kindergarten Teacher for 14 years. She is a very proud mama of 4 Waldorf educated children and is an avid knitter and crafter.
If you’d like more information on our Parent-Child Classes, give us a call or complete the below form: