Parent & Child Classes

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Green Meadow offers weekly Parent & Child/Infant playgroups for preschool-aged children in a private school setting, providing parents with an opportunity to learn more about the principles of Waldorf Early Childhood education and how they can be applied in the home. The atmosphere is one of warm and supportive companionship with other families, facilitated by a Waldorf educator to form a beautiful experience for both parents and children.

Children come to…

  • Explore a child-friendly environment that challenges and nurtures, with simple play materials.
  • Delight in special attention given to support their unfolding interests, motor abilities, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience social interaction in play that stimulates their speech and language development.
  • Engage with other children at their stage of development, while developing social capacities.

Parents come and…

  • Experience an environment that encourages the valuable exchange of ideas and information. 
  • Explore the value of observation in seeing and understanding what their children are doing and how they are learning as they play.
  • Delight in the joy of sharing songs and games with their children that support speech and language development.
  • Meet other parents and find a community of sharing and support.
  • Discover new tips for parenting and caregiving.

 

Spring Session 2018

Mondays from 8:45 to 10:45 am for children aged 18 to 30 months and caregivers

$400 for a 10-week session

March 5, 12, 26
April 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21
June 4 (Potential make-up day: June 11)

 

Wednesdays from 8:45 to 10:45 am for children aged 24 to 36 months and caregivers

$520 for a 13-week session

February 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Potential make-up day: June 6)

 

Thursdays from 8:45 to 10:45 am for children aged 30 to 36 months and caregivers

$520 for a 13-week session

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Potential make-up day: June 7)

 

Fridays from 8:45 to 10:15 am for children aged 12 to 24 months and caregivers

$360 for a 12-week session

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1 (Potential make-up day: June 8)

 

Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm for babies aged 3 to 15 months and caregivers

$330 for an 11-week session

March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1 (Potential make-up day: June 8)

 

Spaces fill quickly: register today!

Please fill in the application form and email to hniwa@gmws.org, or send it by postal mail (address below).  Payment must be made together with the application, or if the application is submitted by email, within 7 days following your application, to secure a place.  The classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of payment.  Confirmation of enrollment will be sent on or after February 12, 2018.
 

If your child is slightly younger or older than the age range, and you feel unsure which class is right for him/her, or if you have any other questions, please email Hiromi Niwa at hniwa@gmws.org.

Hard copies of the form can be picked up at the office of the Director of Admissions, Melissa McDonagh, which is on your right as you enter the Main Entrance of the Lower School Building.

Mailing Address:

Green Meadow Waldorf School

Business Office

Attn: Kim Frattura

307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977