Berkeley Rose Waldorf School Preschool: Parent-Child Classes and Mothering Circle Begin Jan 18

Parent Classes, Workshops & Groups
Babies, Toddlers

Parent-Child classes offer toddlers a nurturing environment in which to play and explore, and parents a place to connect, find a supportive group, discuss and share child development and parenting issues, and learn about Waldorf education.

During each class we will nourish the sensory experiences of the young child through a rhythmic flow of free, unstructured play time for the child, and observation/simple craft activities for the adult. Children will explore in an atmosphere that supports imaginative play, healthy movement, and imitation. Bonnie works with parents to explore themes related to child development and establish healthy family rhythms. Classes include a circle time with nursery or seasonal rhymes, songs, gross and fine motor activities, imaginative play and exploration, quiet observation, and guided discussion.

Mondays beginning January 21 through April 8, 2019 for younger toddlers (age range is flexible)  Ten sessions, 3:30-5 pm; sliding scale. No classes on Feb 18 and March 18. Register here

Fridays beginning January 18 through April 5, 2019 for older toddlers (age range is flexible)  Ten sessions, 9:30-11 am; sliding scale. No classes on Feb 15 and March 15. Register here.

Mothering Circle, Mondays from 1-3 pm beginning January 21 through April 8, 2019. No classes on Feb 18 and March 18.

Mothering Circle is a place where mothers and wise women can come together with the intention to embrace sisterhood, support, and self-care. All mothers are welcome, as well as babies one year old and younger. Register here. This class offers:

  • Time to take care of YOU
  • The feeling of being nurtured and honored
  • Personal check-in, shares, and journal writing
  • Social time to connect with other mamas
  • Wise women will speak to us on:
    • Nourishing meals for new mothers and babies – a nutritionist or chef
    • Nurturing your family’s health – an herbalist or naturopath
    • The importance of warmth for our babies – a naturopath, nurse, or child development expert
    • Stress relief in nature – a therapist, a gardener, or an outdoor educator
    • Caring for your postpartum body – a midwife, a physical therapist, or a body worker
Kim Knittel
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