Parent-Child

 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2024 CLASSES!

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The Westside Waldorf School’s Parent-Child Program provides a nurturing space for parents and their young children from the ages of 6 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 with the Parent-Child teacher 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.

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL 2024!

Fall classes run from September 9th - December 16th.

Fall classes are offered at both our Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades campuses from September - December. Please carefully review the details of each class before registering to make sure it's the right class for you.

Class sizes are approximately 7 families in the 6 - 13 and 12 - 18 month classes, and approximately 10 families in the 19 - 36 month classes.

No refunds for early withdrawal or missed classes.

Register for Fall Classes Here:

SANTA MONICA CAMPUS

19 - 36 Months, Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

6 - 13 Months, Wednesdays 11:015 AM - 12:30 PM

PACIFIC PALISADES CAMPUS

12 - 18 Months, Mondays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

19 - 36 Months, Thursdays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

6 - 13 Months, Thursdays 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Please complete and return the Parent-Child Waiver to admin@wswaldorf.org.

Our teachers create nurturing 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 admin@wswaldorf.org

"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

Westside Waldorf School, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit independent school, does not discriminate due to race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or other basis protected by law.