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 October 22, 2014
- Ambassador Program7:00 pm to 9:00 pmExplore the hallmarks of The Waldorf School of Philadelphia; our Community, Culture of Creativity, and our Love of Substantive Learning. This is the first workshop in a series of three and we will explore the hallmark of Community. An informative and educational evening for all WSP parents. RSVP email@example.com
- Events on October 25, 2014
- Fall Family Open House10:00 am to 12:00 pmOur Open Houses are the best way for the whole family to get to know us! Meet teachers, parents, alumni and current students. Enjoy freshly-baked Kindergarten bread, listen to teacher-talks, and more. Join in and let's have fun together! RSVP http://phillywaldorf.com/admissions/tours-and-events/#form
- Events on November 1, 2014
- Fairmount Neighborhood Open House10:00 am to 12:00 pmNeighborhood Open Houses are hosted by a WSP family. Kindly register ahead of time