Early Childhood Program
Awakening through active imitation.
Young children learn constantly, but not consciously. They absorb their learning from all that is around them and all that they do. That is why the Waldorf school takes great care to provide an environment for the Early Childhood program that is filled with harmonious sense impressions, natural objects, and plenty of healthy open-air creative play and work. Surrounded by trees, flowers, the garden, hay bales, soil, and water, the children dig, pump, run, swing, rake, hoe, and chatter merrily, learning abundantly through their busy doing.
The pre-academic curriculum consists of practical and artistic activities guided by teachers who are worthy of the devoted imitation the children give. This innocent experiential learning, derived from simple domestic activities of home and village life, carried by the sure rhythms of day, week, and season, forms the basis for later academic learning, and for the more immediate development of social skills. It fosters in the children the experience that the world of humankind and nature is beneficent and good.
Activities include: singing, circle games, finger plays, fairy tales orally presented through story, baking, cooking, sewing, planting, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, simple building, artistic movement, puppet plays, indoor and outdoor play, reverent mealtime, and nap time.
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