Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten
Our Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten is a 3 or 5 day per week program that nourishes little souls. Play based and age appropriate, it preserves the magic of childhood and acknowledges the slow awakening of the child. Children in our Kindergarten program benefit from a strong daily and weekly rhythm, beautiful seasonal songs and activities, and natural, open-ended toys to stimulate their senses and burgeoning imaginations.
& Fridays 9:00a-1:00p
Lower Elementary Class
The pedagogical contributions made by Rudolf Steiner and Maria Montessori completely altered the course of education. Their knowledge and reverence for the whole child helped each create a comprehensive blueprint for the way education should be. Waldorf's focus on the soul, imagination and the arts is unparalleled, while the Montessori method utilizes incredible materials to teach academics through the senses, rather than rote memorization. The deep understanding of intellectual concepts Montessori students develop is astounding. At North Star, our lower elementary students benefit from a unique approach to education, utilizing both methods and providing a thorough, developmentally appropriate curriculum in a warm, loving environment.
Our Nature School program seeks to instill a love of this Earth, not only in the children that participate in the program, but their parents and local community as well. The joy and enthusiasm they feel when learning about trees or mini-beasts is quite contagious, and children make the best advocates for the things they love.
Twinkling Stars Parent/Child Class
Crawling through Age 3
Our parent/child class is unique in that it not only supports the young child, but also their caregivers. By providing a warm, nurturing environment, we are able to help the littlest members of our community learn how to coexist. Through songs, stories and puppet shows, children's imaginations are stimulated. The strong rhythm we establish helps them find their place in our world, and the opportunity for outdoor play facilitates the child's innate connection to nature.
Weaved throughout the morning are opportunities for parents to learn about the Waldorf philosophy, gentle parenting (with firm boundaries), and how to bring this environment home. We will complete a small craft throughout our session, and enjoy an organic snack with our children.
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 13, 20, 27
April 3, 17, 24
May 1, 8
For more information on our programs, or our school, please contact us!