Parent-Child Program

The youngest members of our School community will find a warm welcome in our Parent-Child program. Young children from three months up to three years old are welcome to attend a weekly session with their parent or caregiver.

Sacramento Waldorf School Parent-Child classes are centered on group play sessions.  Small groups of parents and infants come together in an environment that is safe, developmentally appropriate and emotionally nurturing for the children and peaceful and supportive for the adults. During the play sessions, adults quietly observe their children explore as the facilitator models when and how to intervene. Discussion topics during this observation time often include reading your child’s cues and signals and how to respond; fostering social skills; understanding physical and intellectual development; and the need for safe environments and consistent boundaries. It is often a time for parents to ask questions about their children.

Infants 3 to 7 months:  Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (non-mobile infants; day may change or another day added)

Infants 8 to 15 months:  Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (mobile infants)

Toddlers 16 to 23 months:  Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Age 24+ months (2 year olds):  Thursdays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Age 34 months and older:  Fridays 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Children turning 3 years old)

The schedule of the day:  One hour of free play for the children while the parents observe and learn about their child’s play. After some singing and finger games, a healthy snack is provided, followed by a walk on our school farm.  The day ends with a little story/song.

Classes are limited to eight children. Groups meet once each week during the school year and follow the regular School calendar for breaks. There are three sessions of classes throughout the school year; you may sign up for one or all three:

Fall Session:      Week of September 14, 2015 – week of November 20, 2015 ($325.00 mobile child or $189 for non-mobile infant)

Winter Session:  Week of November 30, 2015 – week of February 12, 2016  ($300.00 mobile child or $175.50 for non-mobile infant)

Spring Session:   Week of February 22, 2016 – week of June 4, 2016 ($430.00 mobile child or $230 for non-mobile infant)

(No classes during school breaks)

In addition to your weekly Parent-Child class, there will be a class on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. for Parents only that is included in the tuition.  In these meetings parents are introduced to topics that pertain to their child’s development, parenting and “waldorf” crafts are enjoyed accompanied by a healthy snack.

Click here to find an Application and directions for applying.

Sacramento Waldorf School       3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks, California 95628

(916) 961-3900