Children develop into fully-formed people within a social context – their family, their friends, their community, even the world at large. In our Parent-Toddler programs we emphasize striving to understand and meet the development of our young children while we grow together as a community of parents.

Work, play, story and song help to weave us closer together over the course of each 10-week session for parents, grandparents or other caregivers with youngsters aged 18 months to 3 1/2 years old.  Readings and conversations about child development, learning, health, Waldorf education and community help us to recognize the smaller and larger themes at work in our daily life with children.

Our Parent-Toddler Program offers parents, grandparents and caregivers and their children an opportunity to come together once a week in a warm, homelike setting that nurtures and values living a rhythmical life.


Under the guidance of a Waldorf-trained Early Childhood teacher, we share insights about life with a toddler through lively class discussions. Together, we learn how to observe and assess your child’s needs at different developmental stages and find ways to support your child’s natural growth. This structured program includes free play, circle time, songs and poems and a puppet play. We also prepare and share a wholesome snack. In this way, teacher and parents work together to provide a model of what community means for these young, budding children.


Parent-Toddler classes are ten-week sessions, commencing in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes are offered five days a week Monday through Friday.

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Featured Events

Events on April 19, 2015
PA Clothing Swap
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Events on April 22, 2015
Earth Day Snack and Seeds
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Please join us for a snack and milkweed seed planting to celebrate Earth Day! Coffee and Conversation has been postponed so that we can bring you this special activity to help celebrate Mother Earth. This is a family event, parents and children are encouraged to attend. Snack will be provided, please bring a water bottle.
Events on April 23, 2015
Classroom Observation Morning
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Journey with us through the early childhood classrooms. Cross the threshold into grade school. Observe teachers and students during periods of academic study and discover how The Waldorf School of Philadelphia can transform your idea of education. RSVP
Events on April 24, 2015
Grandparents & Special Friends Day
12:00 am to 12:00 am