Welcome to the 2018-19 Parent-Child program at the Charlottesville Waldorf School!

The CWS Parent-Child program is a great way to engage with our youngest explorers and their caretakers. We are excited to introduce a new, outdoor program this year in addition to our long-running classroom parent child class. These classes are open to children from 18 months through 3 years old and we also welcome their younger siblings who are not yet crawling.

Parent & Me: Outdoor Explorations

The Parent & Me: Outdoor Explorations program offers parents and children a morning together in nature within a supportive group, guided by a Waldorf-trained teacher.  The class allows for healthy exploration in a designated natural space while weaving in activities common to Waldorf early childhood programs such as circle time with storytelling and song.  You and your child can enjoy community with other families as you snack picnic-style and work to create beautiful works of art from natural materials. The morning concludes with the lovely goodbye ritual of the Rainbow Song.

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Each session (Fall, Winter, Spring) is 9 weeks with a cost of $195. Classes meet on Thursday mornings from 9 AM to 11 AM. Snacks are provided by parents on a rotating basis with allergy-friendly options available.

Fall Session: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/26, 11/8, 11/15

Winter Session: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

Spring Session: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

Parent & Me: Outdoor Explorations Registration

NOTE: No application is required.  Registration is on a first-come basis.

For more information, to request an information/admissions packet, or to schedule a private tour contact our Enrollment Team, at enrollment@cwaldorf.org or by phone at 434-973-4946, x102.


Parent & Me: Classroom Explorations

In the Parent & Me: Classroom Explorations program, parents and children are invited to experience the rhythms of a simplified Waldorf early childhood program. The morning begins with free-play in a warm and inviting classroom where children can experience socializing with their peers. Elements of Waldorf classroom rhythm such as seasonal circle games and song are woven into the morning and a nutritious snack is prepared and eaten together. Parents are encouraged to engage in handcrafts, guided by our experienced Parent-Child teacher, while asking questions and discussing topics such as the rhythms and routines in family life, supporting good nutrition, and healthy sleep habits for the family.

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Each 8-week session (Fall I, Winter, Spring I) has a cost of $175. Each 7-week session (Fall II) has a cost of $155. Each 6-week session (Spring II, Summer) has a cost of $135. Classes meet on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Snacks are provided by the program.

Fall I Session (8 weeks): 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Fall II Session (7 weeks): 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Winter Session (8 weeks): 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2,11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4

Spring I Session (8 weeks): 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 4/6

Spring II Session (6 weeks): 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17

Summer Session (6 weeks): 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5

Parent & Me: Classroom Explorations Registration

NOTE: No application is required.  Registration is on a first-come basis.

For more information, to request an information/admissions packet, or to schedule a private tour contact our Enrollment Team, at enrollment@cwaldorf.org or by phone at 434-973-4946, x102.