The Westside Waldorf School’s Parent-Child Program provides education and resources for parents and their young children from the ages of 2 months to 3 years old. Together we seek to create a secure and joyful place for young children to play, discover, and gradually unfold.
Participants come together in a warm and inviting environment that echoes the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. The program classes encourage young children to explore the wonders of their first years and engage in group play. Parents connect and share in a supportive group, discussing child development and parenting issues weekly while learning about Waldorf education.
Now accepting registration for Spring 2023!
The 11-week session will run 04/18 - 07/01.
No refunds for missed classes or early withdrawal.
Class sizes will be capped at 7-10 participants.
Register for Pacific Palisades
2-12 Months, Tues. 11:15 AM-12:30 PM 19-36 Months, Tues. 9 AM-11 AM
Register for Santa Monica
2-12 Months, Thurs. 11:15 AM-12:30 PM 19-24 Months, Fri. 9 AM-10:45 AM
2-12 Months, Fri. 11:15 AM-12:30 PM 19-36 Months, Sat. 9 AM-11 AM
13-18 Months, Wed. 2:45 PM - 4 PM 25-36 Months, Wed. 9 AM-11:15 AM
13-18 Months, Thurs. 9 AM- 10:15 AM
13-30 Months (Playgroup), Sat. 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
What is Playgroup?
The playgroup is a wonderful way for children ages 13-30 months and their caregivers to experience the magic of Waldorf Early Childhood Education. You and your child will get to bake bread, listen to stories, join in circle time filled with songs, rhymes, and movement, and explore our classroom and outdoor playgrounds for playtime. Visit here to register.
Please complete and return the Parent-Child Waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our teachers create safe play spaces that offer children rich opportunities for age-appropriate, self-initiated exploration. Toys made from natural materials engage the children’s senses, encouraging them to use their creative and imaginative capacities while developing their fine-motor skills. Play spaces are filled with structures that the children can move or crawl into or over and explore with their whole bodies. Combined with environments that invite movement, these enjoyable play spaces help young children develop gross-motor coordination.
Through quiet observation and conversations centered around child development, parents gain greater awareness and trust in their children’s growing interests, motor abilities, social interactions, and problem-solving skills. As the parents' trust grows, children begin to feel more self-confident. This confidence in turn feeds their growing interest in exploring their worlds.
To learn more about our Parent-Child Program, or to schedule a visit, please contact
Ms. Carol at: email@example.com
"If a child has been able in his play to give up his whole loving being to the world around him, he will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world."
— Rudolf Steiner
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
— Nelson Mandela