Setting the Stage for Learning, Naturally
Four to six-year-olds in well-structured ‘play’-oriented preschools develop more positive attitudes toward learning along with better ultimate skill development.” – Jane Healy, author of Your Child’s Growing Mind
Minnesota Waldorf School has three mixed-age classrooms, each comprised of children 3-1/2 to 6 years of age. We offer 2 – 5 days, with half or full day options.
In our Early Childhood Cottage, nurturing teachers gently guide children through a day of play and work, story and song, nature and movement – awakening and celebrating each child’s innate sense of joy and wonder and laying a firm foundation for academic work in the grades. Seasonal festivals take place throughout the year, and are an important part of kindergarten life.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Morning
While children play, teachers engage in purposeful activity worthy of imitation and children’s participation. Washing and carding wool, grinding wheat and baking bread, water color painting and various handcrafts are some of the activities of the kindergarten. Children are gently guided through clean-up, circle time, and a healthy snack before getting ready to enjoy gardening, sledding and outdoor time. Each morning ends with a story told by the teacher.
Afternoon (full day option)
Extended Care (Before and After Care)