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Gentle Beginnings : A Waldorf Family Class for Toddlers and their Caregivers

Children, birth to four years, and their caregivers share in a cozy morning of cooking and making handmade toys or beautiful seasonal crafts using natural materials.

Come explore Waldorf Education and enjoy the support of other parents. Classes are comprised of about 8 parents, along with their toddlers and younger siblings. We share in a cozy morning of cooking, toy making or seasonal crafts. Children are welcome to work alongside their parents or are free to explore our beautiful, home-like classroom. All the children participate in a morning circle and shared snack. Children who are comfortable separating from their parents will then transition to the garden with an assistant, while the parents stay inside to enjoy a more in-depth conversation.

Sample Class Rhythm

This class is intended for families who are new to Growing Together or the Minnesota Waldorf School and want to get a peek into our program. We ask that this class remain open for new families and/or families who did not get a place in our regular programming.
Ages: 12 months – 4 years old
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Classroom: Early Childhood Cottage, Pine Tree

Blossoms Winter Rhythm

This evening class is intended to provide working families an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful evening with their children. Our rhythm will be one that promotes healthy sleep, while allowing parents a night each week they do not need to make dinner! The flow will look something like:
4:30-5:00 – open play outside
5:00 – bedtime circle
5:15 – set the table for dinner
5:30 – eat together
6:00 – free play / parent discussion
6:25 – bedtime story and goodbye
Ages: 12 months -4 years old
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Classroom: Early Childhood Cottage

Baby Classes

The flow of the baby session looks like:
8:30- 8:40 welcome and handwashing
8:45 circle time
9:00 parent discussion / free play
9:30: goodbye song
Ages: birth to 12 months
Time: 8:30 – 9:30am
Room: Main School support room

Holiday Parties

9:30-10:00 – open play
10:00 Holiday circle
10:15 Family based holiday project
10:45 snack
11:15 outdoor time
11:45 story and gift wrapping
12:00 goodbye
Ages: 12 months – 5 years old
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Classroom: Early Childhood Cottage, Pine Tree

Growing Together 2023-2024 Information and Investment

Payment and the Parent/Child Information Form is due at the time of of Registration 
Cancellations made thirty days prior to the start of each session will qualify for a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations made less than thirty days prior to the start date of session may be available for a refund minus a $50 administrative fee, provided the space can be filled from a wait list prior to the first day of session. No refunds will be issued once the session has started.