Child Care Program

Mixed Age Childcare inspired by Waldorf Education

A warm home-like childcare program for children 3-5 years old

We are transitioning to an outdoor based program! 
*Starting Fall 2019 drop-off will be at Peterson Creek Park where we will take daily field trips with our outdoor adventuring facilitators. Children will walk 1.2km back to the center on Battle St for lunch and remain there for the afternoon. 

“Children who live in an atmosphere of love and warmth, and who have around them truly good examples to imitate, are living in their proper element.”
—Rudolf Steiner, The Education of the Child

Waldkindergarten: The forest nursery school or natural nursery school is a form of the nursery school , which originates from Scandinavia

Our daily activities follow the pedagogical principles of age appropriate and rhythmical activities with increased variety, depth, and complexity. Our daily activities focus on rhythm, language development through artistic expression, development of social skills, and encompass free play, puppet shows and story telling, cooking and baking, singing and movement games, circle time and painting.

Our work with young children unfolds according to the natural rhythm of the week and the seasons, celebrations of festivals and cycles of stories and verses. The foundation of experiences which our classroom activities are formed around are:

  • love and warmth
  • an environment that nourishes the senses
  • creative and artistic experiences
  • meaningful adult activity to be imitated
  • free, imaginative play
  • protection of the forces of childhood
  • gratitude, reverence, and wonder
  • joy, humor, and happiness
  • adult caregivers pursuing a path of inner development

REFERENCE: What is Waldorf Early Childhood Education?

For a more complete understanding of what we do, take a look at our Parent Handbook. We’d like to introduce you to our staff as well!

Multi-Age Play Based Program
Ages 3-5 – 8 Spaces/Day

5 Days – 8:30-3:30 – $750/month

3 Days – 8:30-3:30 – $495/month

2 Days – 8:30-3:30 – $375/month

 A non-refundable deposit must accompany each registration and will be credited towards your first month fees
Deposits are $50/day registering
eg: 2 days – $100
5 days – $250

** a FULL months notice is required for all withdrawls.
In lieu of notice a full month of full payment is due

 

Rhythm of the Day

Come over the musical bridge and find us playing, exploring and learning.

8:30-9pm – drop-off and outdoor free play in the grassy area of the park
nature table and nature art activity 

9 – circle, story telling, sharing & snack

9:30-11:30 – active outdoor free play, exploration, wondering, games and activities

11:30 – walk back to the center on Battle St

12 – lunch

1 – forts, hammocks, beds and story telling

2-4 – process based art activities and free play

Children need to be well prepared in order to be successful at our unique program.
Here’s how you can prepare your child >