Play is the work of childhood. Our homelike environment is carefully prepared for the developmental needs of the young child. Warm, nurturing, inviting and intentionally filled with beautiful, natural elements including pieces of wood, seashells, beeswax for modeling and handcrafted dolls and toys to encourage children to create, imagine and wonder.
Their day breathes with a natural rhythm and nurtures them with folk tales, puppetry and community.
Taught by Waldorf teachers specifically trained in early childhood education, our programs nurture and protect the young child’s sense of wonder and imagination. They learn how to cut fruit for sharing and roll dough for baking fresh bread, and how to finger-knit with organic plant-dyed yarns, a practice that develops fine motor skills and teaches them how to recognize mathematical patterns.
Schedule: The Apple Tree, Oak Tree, Daisy and Lilac Kindergartens
These mixed-aged classrooms are made up of fifteen 3-5 year olds. Class meets Monday through Friday. The half day program begins at 8.30 a.m. and ends at 1.00 p.m. The full day program begins at 8.30 a.m. and ends at 3.15 p.m.
Depending on enrollment demand, there are a limited number of three-day spaces, Monday through Wednesday.
- Events on September 20, 2014
- PA Meeting9:00 am to 11:00 amJoin fellow WSP parents and WSP PA Co-Conveners, Alex Kujawa and Jamie Seibert for this the first PA meeting of the school year.
- Events on September 21, 2014
- Brazilian Day1:00 pm to 7:00 pmThe community at WSP is proud to support Brazilian Day at Penn's Landing. Join us for craft making, fun and community. http://www.braziliandayphiladelphia.com
- Events on September 22, 2014
- The Star of Your Family Culture7:00 pm to 9:00 pmA Lecture for Early Childhood Parents
Monday 22nd September 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the school auditorium
The first in a series of lectures by the Early Childhood Faculty at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Explore in depth the many elements that combine to form family culture, including family rhythms, work and play, artistic expression and discipline. The lectures will include topic presentation, interactive experience, individual assessment and visioning time through note taking or journaling, small group discussion, and a whole group conversation.
Questions? Contact Oak Tree Lead Teacher, Patricia Cornelius at email@example.com