The Parent and Child Program, AKA Peas & Carrots, serves families with children ages 1 – 3.
The goal of the program is to create community around the early years of parenting and to provide parents and children with a way to experience the rhythms of a morning in the Kinderhaus. This is an enrollment opportunity, as well as a chance for children to become familiar with the Waldorf rhythm, activities and space while still in their parent’s presence.
The program is held on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am in the Kinderhaus in 3-week sessions throughout the school year. Parents can sign up for 3 weeks or for a semester. They may also attend on a drop-in basis.
Each week, parents, together with their children, enjoy a movement circle, story time and a nutritious snack. In addition, parents work on a seasonal craft while their children play and they are given helpful articles intended to deepen their understanding of the Waldorf approach to early childhood. During the handwork time, there is an opportunity for discussion of these topics while the children play.
As an extension of the program, parents-only book study evenings are offered once a month, providing an opportunity to explore the questions that may arise from our topics in greater depth.