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.
Tuesdays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.   Just getting mobile
            Ages 8-12 months by September 1 (Birthday between: 9/12-1/13)
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:30 a.m.  Non-mobile infants
            Ages 3-7 months by September 1 (Birthday between: 1/13-6/13)
Wednesdays 8:30 -10:30 a.m.  Ages 12-18 months by September 1 (Birthday between: 3/12-9/12)
Thursdays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.Ages 18-24 months by September 1 (Birthday between: 9/11-3/12)
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m. Ages 24-30 months by September 1 (Birthday between: 3/11-9/11)
Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.Ages 30+ months (Birthday between: 9/10-3/11)
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, cognitively challenging 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. Learning how to include our children in crafting, cooking, and gardening activities in an age-appropriate manner will be explored as well during each session.
While children engage in activities, parents enjoy the companionship and the gradual development of a small community around their children.  Parents and caregivers are encouraged to ask questions and bring up topics for discussion, which might include, for example, the importance of rhythms and routines in family life, supporting good nutrition, and healthy sleep habits for the family.  Sometimes this information will be shared via articles, sometimes during discussion times.  
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 10, 2013 – Week of November 22, 2013 ($350.00)
Winter Session:  Week of December 3, 2013 – Week of February 14, 2014 ($275.00
Spring Session:   Week of February 25, 2014 – Week of May 30, 2014 ($375.00)
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.
A $15.00 supply fee will be required at the first meeting (Orientation) to purchase the book and note book that will be used in classes.
To apply for admission, please contact the School at (916) 961-3900 or Download an Application.
Sacramento Waldorf School       3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks, California 95628       (916) 961-3900