Parent-Toddler

REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER 2018/19 SESSION IS NOW OPEN! 
Dates:
  • Wednesday’s, November 28th to February 13th (10 weeks) REGISTER
  • Friday’s, November 30th to February 15th (10 weeks) REGISTER
Times:

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Costs:

$250 for 10 classes

Contact:

admissions@camelliawaldorf.org (916) 427-5022 with questions.

Camellia Waldorf School offers parent-toddler classes for 18 to 36 month old children, in which an experienced early childhood educator Lea Nelson-Gemmell leads parents/caregivers and children in healthy activities.

Group classes are limited to 7 parent-children pairs each mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
(We require a minimum of 4 participants in a class.) 

Classes are offered in a welcoming and home-like space on our 3-acre campus that also includes a safe enclosed outdoor play space.

Our classroom provides open ended toys made of natural materials that offer many opportunities for imaginative play, safe climbing, and movement. Parents and their children will experience a calm rhythm that supports play, healthy self-initiated movement, imagination, and imitation.  The programs will include a morning of song, movement, indoor play, outdoor play, snack, and a simple story.

Call to schedule a private tour (916) 427-5022

Upcoming dates:
Spring 2019 Session: March 1st – May17th (10 weeks)
Summer 2019 Session: May 24th – June 28th (8 weeks)

A First Introduction to Waldorf Education

This class is frequently the first introduction to Waldorf education for a family and is designed to meet the needs of both parents/caregivers and children. We provide a wholesome and age-appropriate play space and toys and encourage and model healthy interactions between parents and children. We encourage parents to observe their children thereby learning more about their child’s development and needs.

A Community of Support

We support the forming of community among parents and provide a meeting place for parents with some common values. We offer support and encouragement to parents in the critical and demanding work of parenting toddlers. During the morning, informal conversation occurs about challenges that parents are currently facing, and other parents as well as the teacher can offer support and insight. Nutritious snacks both nourish the class participants and give parents ideas for foods to prepare for their children.