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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

Summer Meetups

Amidst the ebbs and flows of summer, enjoy anchoring your rhythm with a weekly meetup of compatible families. We will engage in circle times, plenty of outdoor time, parent discussion, and seasonal crafts. 
Classroom: Early Childhood Cottage

Parents Morning Refresh(ments) 

Imbue the start of your summer with connection, warmth, guidance, and lively ideas in this parents-only class. Together, we will explore and discuss relevant parenting topics through a holistic and reflective lens, guided by the principles of Waldorf Education. This morning will include tea and light refreshments, facilitated discussion, and activities to engage your head, heart, and hands. Our hope is you leave feeling centered and inspired, ready to embark on the summer season ahead. 

Summer Solstice Party 

Celebrate the turning of the seasons in a gentle, rhythmical way. Together, we will enjoy a craft, a beautiful circle time, and a bonfire (weather permitting) to infuse the second half of our year with intention and warmth. 

Classroom: Early Childhood 

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.