The Early Childhood Center: 
A Natural Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning

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Parent-Child Program
Ages 12 months to 3 years

Pre-Kindergarten 
Ages 3 to 5 years
Options Include: 3 half-days, 3 full-days, 5 half-days, 5 full-days
Half-day: 8:30am-12pm
Full-day: 8:30am-3pm
Please note: Children must be 3 years old and fully potty-trained in order to apply

Kindergarten
Age 5 by June 1st of the year entering the program
Five Full-days 8:30am-3pm

The Detroit Waldorf Early Childhood Center provides a natural and aesthetically pleasing learning environment. Teachers focus on creative free play, both indoors and outdoors, circle and story time, and a consistent daily rhythm for the children.  Free play is a cornerstone of learning in the Early Childhood Center and the basis for building imagination, creativity, problem solving and social skills.  These skills are the foundation for academic learning in the elementary years and beyond.

At Detroit Waldorf School, you will find young children running, skipping, jumping rope, coloring, painting, and modeling with beeswax. Modern brain research has proven that these kinds of activities are crucial to later brain function in adulthood and build fine and gross motor skills used later in reading and writing.