Eugene Waldorf School’s parent and child classes provide support and enrichment for parents with children from infancy to four years old. In a nurturing and beautiful environment, children are given opportunities to explore, play and socialize. Teachers inspire the whole child—head, heart and hands—by encouraging movement, and developing imagination and language skills through songs, verses, stories and puppet shows.
This class is also enriching for parents, who are welcome to ask questions and engage in discussions, with teachers and one another, about early childhood development and the Waldorf approach to child rearing. Discussion topics are inspired by observation of the children’s behavior. They often include guidelines for how to deepen social skills, build confidence, foster brain and body development, and establish boundaries. During class, we encourage our parents to model purposeful work for the children by engaging in simple handwork or housekeeping while their child is nearby. Children are always aware of what adults are doing, and those engaged in tangible work inspire children to model calm, focused behavior in their own activities. We offer classes tailored specifically to infants, as well as classes developed to meet the needs of toddlers.
Eight-week Parent/Toddler Sessions
Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 am
For children ages 2-4 years
Eight-week Parent/Infant Sessions
Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 am
For children up to 2 years old
About the instructor: Marion Aragon-Herbert is a Waldorf-trained early childhood teacher and has taught at Eugene Waldorf School for over 20 years. She is also the mother of three adult children, all of whom are Waldorf graduates.
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