We offer the following Early Childhood Programs:
New – Parent and Infant: For caregivers and their children from 6 weeks to just before the crawling stage.
Parent and Child: For caregivers and their children of up to three years of age.
Preschool: For children aged 3 and 4 years old.
Kindergarten: For children aged 4, 5 and 6 years old.
Parent and Infant
A new baby brings joy and love to everyone around them. But often new parents can feel overwhelmed and uncertain of their role. Join us in a relaxed mood of learning about living with a baby. Our time together will be comprised of a facilitated sharing of our questions and discoveries, singing baby games and songs and through guided observation becoming more attuned to our baby and their development.
This program is for parents with babies from 6 weeks to the creeping, before crawling stage of development. We over guidance and support, and we hope to foster a community of young families.
Activities are led by Karen Weyler, Early Childhood Educator, Pre-birth to Seven
Seven Thursdays, 12:30pm – 2:00pm – January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1
Location: Halton Waldorf School, Parent and Child Classroom
To register, please contact Heather Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-331-4387 ext. 43
Parent and Child
This program provides social interaction in a nurturing environment for caregivers and their children of up to three years of age. A variety of activities will gently enliven children’s senses, help them to explore their world and to meet new friends.
Parents benefit from meeting new people too! Join conversations around parenting topics and interact with your child in new ways.
The Parent and Child program is offered:
– 9:00 am to 11:30 am, September to June, weekday mornings when the school is open
– This is not a drop-in program; caregivers and their children typically register to come one morning a week for the full school term
– The registration form is prepared each term, outlining a schedule that can vary from eight to fifteen weeks depending on the school term
– Session fees range from $224 to $420 for the term, depending on the day of week registered
– there is no cost for a second child who is under six months of age; fees are reduced by 50% for for a second child who is over six months of age.
Teacher: Judi Remigio
Please email email@example.com for more information or call 905-331-4387.
To guarantee your placement, please bring your completed Registration Form along with payment to Halton Waldorf School.
“I can’t be more grateful. Parent and Child has connected me with like-minded people and I have made many friends there. The sharing of ideas, advice and support was priceless.”
~ Sonja, mother of 2
Preschool and Kindergarten
Children and parents make an immediate connection to the warm and nurturing environment of the early childhood classrooms. The teacher and her assistant work at providing an environment that enhances the deep sense of wonder, joy and imagination of young children.
Our programs encourage the development of social skills through creative play, enriching stories and time outdoors together. At this age children engage the world entirely through their senses, so your child will have natural toys and materials at hand and have plenty of time outdoors for free play. He or she will accomplish practical tasks such as kneading bread, and by creating art, experience “hands-on” how colours come to be. Imaginative play, the focus of the early childhood classroom and the true “work” of the child, encourages problem-solving and creative thinking. It is the most effective way to cultivate a love of learning and set a foundation for academic excellence.
Samples of our activities include:
– seasonal festivals
– storytelling, drama, puppetry, marionettes, verses, poetry, fairy tales
– measuring for cooking and baking, counting games
– gardening, nature walks, climbing, balance
– singing, movement, musical instruments, dancing games
– watercolour painting, crafts, crayon drawing
– carding wool, sewing, woodwork, textiles, needlework, modelling
Preschool is for children aged 3 and 4 years old and is offered:
– 2 mornings or 2 full days per week
– 3 mornings or 3 full days per week
– 5 mornings or 5 full days per week
Our preschool is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Please find our Preschool Parent Handbook below:
The Kindergarten program includes children ages 4, 5 and 6 years old and is offered:
– 5 mornings or 5 full days per week
New kindergarten students are placed in the appropriate classroom based on their age and an interview.
For more information about the Waldorf approach to early childhood, this series of six videos by WECAN are very enlightening.