Early Childhood Open House March 10 at Marin Waldorf School

March 4, 2017

Early Childhood at Marin Waldorf

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Marin Waldorf School.

Marin Waldorf School's early childhood program offers a nurturing environment filled with rhythm and wonder. The nature of our program ensures a strong sense of consistency, order and security - essential to the healthy development of the young child. Everything done in class has a purpose, instilling a sense of joy and care for every task. The atmosphere is homelike and the focus is on play and cultivating imagination. Outdoor playtime is scheduled every day, rain or shine. Come visit our beautiful classrooms and meet our early childhood teachers to learn more. The Early Childhood Open House takes place on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 11 am to noon. RSVP online or call (415) 479-8190 for more info. Marin Waldorf School is located at 755 Idylberry Road, San Rafael 94903.

Structural Overview of the Early Childhood Department

The Early Childhood Department at Marin Waldorf School offers programs for children from age 3 months in our baby classes up to 6 years old in our mixed-age kindergarten. We welcome you to join us for a tour where we visit the classes in session. To schedule a tour of the Early Childhood Department please contact our Admissions Director at admissions@marinwaldorf.org.

Baby & Parent/Toddler Classes

The classes are taught by Brenda Novick in her beautiful classroom and on the preschool play yard. Parents attend along with their children. Baby classes are for children 3 months to 1 year and are held one day per week from 9:00-11:30am. The parent/toddler classes are for children up to 3 years and are held one or two days per week from 9:00-11:00am. Fall and Winter sessions run 13-14 weeks and the Spring session runs 6 or 7 weeks. Brenda also offers a summer program. For additional information please email Brenda at parenttoddler@marinwaldorf.org or call the MWS front office to register (415) 479-8190.

Preschool

MWS offers two preschool classrooms: the Buttercup class led by Leanne Tarantino and the Sunflower class led by Sylvia Donati. Preschool is available for children who are 2 years and 9 months to 4 years old and options exist for 2, 3, or 5 days per week. Preschool follows the school calendar year and starts at 8:30am with dismissal at 12:45pm, with aftercare options until 3:05 and 5:20 pm. We maintain a teacher student ratio of 1:8 and both preschools have trained teacher assistants. Summer camp is also available for the preschool-aged child.

Kindergarten

MWS offers two kindergarten classrooms.: the Hollyhock class led by Melinda Martin and the Morning Glory class led by Adriana Livingston. Kindergarten follows the same schedule as preschool with a little bit earlier start time at 8:10 am, dismissal at 12:45 pm, and aftercare options until 3:05 pm and 5:20 pm. It is a two-year, mixed-aged program for children ages 4 to 6. We maintain a teacher student ratio of 1:12 and both kindergartens have trained teacher assistants. A summer camp is also available for the kindergarten-aged child.