Sacramento Waldorf School Preschool Program Overview
*** The Preschool is full for 2013/14. We are accepting applications for the wait list.***
The Rosebud Preschool is a home-like, secure, and loving environment with a predictable rhythm throughout the day, season, and school year.
The Preschool program supports the children's physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development through circle movement, games, and songs; wholesome snacks; outside work and play on our 22-acre organic farm and campus; stories and puppet plays; and seasonal and artistic activities.
Activities are planned at the same time each day, rotating through the week. This rhythmical element ensures a strong sense of consistency, order, and security – essential to the healthy development of the young child. Everything we do in class has a purpose, instilling a sense of joy and care for every task. The atmosphere is comforting and the focus is on play.
The Preschool room is structured to offer a variety of individual and group play activities. We visit our organic farm every day, even in rainy weather. In the morning children have ample opportunity to engage in physical activities and take part in simple arts and crafts projects.
Each week the teacher prepares a simple story, accompanied by song and puppetry, for the children to see, hear, and enjoy. The stories also cultivate the child’s imagination and strengthen memory – skills that will be further developed in the Waldorf Kindergarten.
About the Preschool
- Two teachers (one lead, one assistant) with Waldorf and early childhood training and experience
- 2-day (Thur and Fri), 3-day (Mon-Wed), and 5-day options (THERE ARE ONLY TWO 5-DAY SPOTS LEFT)
- Preschool day is from 8:30am to 12:15pm
- Extended Care is available to 3:20pm
- Children age 3 to nearly four years old by September
- Children must be potty-trained
- Class size limited to twelve children
- Tuition is $3,375 (2-day); $5,050 (3-day); $8,425 (5-day)
- Contact Nick Broad: firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-860-2518
- Click here for an application
Rhythm of the Preschool Day
8:30am-9:30am free play and artistic activity (painting, modeling, coloring)
9:30am-9:45am clean up and table setting
9:45am-10:00am quiet time
10:00am-10:15am circle time
10:15am-10:45am snack (provided: organic and wholesome)
10:45am-11:40am outdoor play and farm visits
11:50am-12:00pm story time
12:00pm-12:15pm snack (brought from home)
12:15pm dismissal (or Extended Care to 3:30pm)