Fairy Blossom Parent – Child Program

GATEWAY TO WALDORF EDUCATION

Please contact Mary Eaton Fairfield, Admissions Director, at maryf@smwaldorf.org   or 303-951-8579 for a private school tour of our Early Childhood programs, including Fairy Blossom.

Fairy Blossom offers the opportunity for parents (or grandparents or caregivers) and children to come together once a week in a warm, rhythmical and home-like environment under the guidance of our Early Childhood Director, Mary Beth Fifer. Mrs. Fifer will share insights about life with babies and toddlers and offer support for parents seeking to create a home life that supports a child’s natural development. This program is designed for parents and children to experience the activities similar to those in the Kindergarten. We create a relaxed environment including time for open play, daily craft activity, circle time with songs, games, finger plays, story or puppet play, healthy snack, outdoor time (weather permitting) and time for mothers and fathers to discuss parenting issues, ideas, and concerns in a non-judgmental environment. Mary Beth will offer a topic of conversation each week that relates to Waldorf Education so parents new to Waldorf have a foundation to learn more and experienced Waldorf parents can continue to grow their knowledge base.

The classes provide families with the opportunity to gain helpful insight into the developing child from a Waldorf perspective. Expectant mothers are also welcome! Come sit on the couch and relax with a handwork activity.

Some of the planned topics may include:

  • What is Waldorf Education? (Pertaining to the young child.)
  •  Developmental Stages
  •  Setting Boundaries – the Waldorf Way
  •  How to Communicate with the Young Child
  •  The Importance of Sleep
  •  Home Life – How to Incorporate Waldorf Education
  •  Media and the Young Child
  • Why is Rhythm Important
  • Creative Activities for Your Child at Home
  • The Importance of Family Mealtime
  • Birthdays – the Waldorf Way
  • Why Children Don’t Listen
  • Simplicity Parenting

 

Fairy Blossom Parent-Child Program 2016-17 School Year

No class on Monday holidays: October 10, January 2, January 16 and May 29. Also, no class on Friday, September 30 for our Michaelmas celebration.

No classes during school breaks: November 21-25, February 20-24 or April 3-14.

No drop in sessions.

 

Monday Classes • 9:00-11:00 AM

SESSION I Sept 12 – Dec 5 (11 classes)     $198

SESSION II January 3 – March 20 (10 classes)     $180

SESSION III April 17 – May 29 (7 classes – ending June 5)     $126

 

Tuesday  Classes • 9:00-11:00 AM

SESSION I Sept 12 – Dec 5 (12 classes)     $216

SESSION II January 3 – March 20 (11 classes)     $198

SESSION III April 17 – May 29 (7 classes)     $126

 

Friday Classes • 9:00-11:00 AM

SESSION I Sept 12 – Dec 5 (11 classes)     $198

(no class on Friday, 9/25)

SESSION II January 3 – March 20 (11 classes)     $198

SESSION III April 17 – May 29 (7 classes)     $126

 

One-Time Registration Fee

The registration fee is for the book and binder:  $25

For more information and to receive a registration form and check class availability , please contact Mary Eaton Fairfield, Admissions Director, at maryf@smwaldorf.org or call 303-951-8579.