Parent and Child Program for children
ages 31-42 months (2.5 – 3.5 years)
(Children older than 3.5 years may be admitted in special circumstances.)
A Wonderful Introduction to Detroit Waldorf School!
Our Blossom Parent-Child Program provides the opportunity for children ages 31-42 months (2.5 – 3.5 years) by session start date to come together with their beloved caregiver in an environment that is safe, calm, developmentally appropriate, and emotionally nurturing. This unique program meets one day a week, and encourages young children to explore and socially engage in the wonders of imaginative play with simple toys made of natural materials.
Children are tenderly guided through the gentle rhythm of each class including free play, circle time, and song. These experiences provide young children with a rich experience of music and rhyme. Parents and caregivers can participate in an array of activities under the guidance of an experienced Waldorf Early Childhood teacher. These activities include, Waldorf artistic projects, discussions about child development, parenting issues and Waldorf Education, bread baking and more!
Class Offerings include: free-imaginative play, observation and mindfulness exercises, puppet plays, singing, story-time, finger games, circle time (movement, songs, finger play, nursery rhymes), snack preparation, Waldorf artistic activity and outdoor play.
The Blossom Class includes Parenting classes. In weeks 1 and 2, the Blossom Class will meet 9:30-11:30am. Beginning at week 3, after the children have had a chance to become familiar with the classroom, teachers, and new friends, the class is extended one hour (9:30-12:30); we will maintain our two-hour rhythm with the children from 9:30-11:30, and then the children will play outside from 11:30-12:30 under the care of our Parent-Child class assistants, while parents/caregivers stay with the Blossom Class teacher to discuss parenting issues. Parents will then gather up their little ones from the playground to close out the morning at 12:30.
Meet the Blossom Class Teacher: Ms. Michelene Eberhard
Fall Schedule and Registration
Classes will be offered for 6 week sessions from 9:30am-11:30am. Parenting classes will be offered starting at week 3 from 11:30-12:30pm.
All classes are limited to 9 children and 9 adults only. Refunds, discounts, or make-up days will not be possible. In the event school is cancelled due to bad weather, etc, a make up day will be offered at the end of the session.
Fall 2019 Schedule
Fall Session One:
Tuesday Class (Sept 10-Oct 15, 2019)
Thursday Class (Sept 12 - Oct 17, 2019)
Fall Session Two:
Tuesday Class (Oct 29 - Dec 10, 2019; no class on Nov 26)
Thursday Class (Nov 7 - Dec 19, 2019; no class on Nov 28)
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