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.

 

FALL Session 2017

A. Wednesdays from 8:45 to 10:45 for 24- to 36-month-olds

17 weeks, $680 ($40 per class)

*Fully enrolled, wait list forming*

Sept. 13, 20, 27

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Nov. 1, 8, 15

Dec. 6, 13, 20

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

B. Thursdays from 8:45 to 10:45 for 30- to 36-month-olds

16 weeks, $640 ($40 per class)

Sept. 14, 28 

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Nov. 2, 9, 16

Dec. 7, 14, 21

Jan. 11, 18, 25

Feb. 1

C. Fridays from 8:45 to 10:15 for 12- to 24-month-olds

16 weeks, $480 ($30 per class) 

*Fully enrolled, wait list forming*

Sept. 15, 29

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

Nov. 3, 17

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Jan. 12, 19, 26

Feb. 2

D. Fridays from 11:00 to 12:30 for 3- to 12-month-olds

16 weeks, $480 ($30 per class) 

Sept. 15, 29

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

Nov. 3, 17

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Jan. 12, 19, 26

Feb. 2

 

Spaces fill quickly: register today!

Please note: the registration form is in PDF format, which you can fill in electronically, save as an edited copy, and then submit via email to hniwa@gmws.org as an attachment. Please make your check payable to "GMWS" and send it via postal mail to the address below.  Alternately, you are welcome to print out the form and mail it along with your check to:

GMWS Business Office

Attn: Kim Frattura

307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

further questions and registration

Please contact Hiromi Niwa, Parent & Child Teacher, at 845.356.2514 x107.