The Charlottesville Waldorf School Toddler class features play-focused activities with natural toys to support and strengthen the development of young children at a natural pace, free from technology and early academic pressures.
As we return to full programming after the restrictions of the 2020/21 school year, we are so please to reopen our Toddler Class, now enrolling ages 2-3 years for the 2021/22 school year!
Our daily rhythm encourages free and imaginative play both within the classroom and outdoors, along with verses, songs, teacher led finger games, and seasonal stories. A warm and wholesome snack – such as oatmeal, brown rice or homemade bread – is provided each day. The children may join the teacher in snack preparations or they may continue in their play as they wish.
Appreciation and reverence is modeled for the children on a daily basis through mealtime blessings, care for our environment through cleaning and tending, and respect for each other, for ourselves, and for our toys. Ample time is spent outdoors in all but the worst of weather! From gardening, to bug hunting, to leaf and flower collecting, to splashing in puddles to catching snowflakes, our toddlers joyfully experience the many wonders that nature has to offer them as they navigate their journey through the year.
Toddler Program options
The Toddler Program is our youngest drop-off* program, for ages 2-3 years. The class has a Waldorf-trained lead teacher and an assistant.
Visit our Tuitions and Fees page to see class options, including 2, 3, and 5 days with 1/2 or full day schedules, and the option to add aftercare for an extended day schedule.
*Our Parent and Child Programs also serve children in this age range, with an accompanying parent or guardian.