Early Childhood

Early Childhood education at Brooklyn Waldorf School
Child at BWS
Children outside at BWS


Our Early Childhood programs nurture children with pre-academic, free-play-based learning, preparing them to be well-rounded, creative, socially astute thinkers. 

Our school day begins at 8:25 am and ends at 1:00 pm with registration options for 3:00 pm or 5:45 pm pick up.  *We offer 5-day, in-person classes, that meet Monday – Friday.


Our purposeful and predictable seasonal and daily activities

     *encourage sensory integration

     *improve fine and gross motor skills

     *build complex verbal language skills that are the foundation of successful reading

     *develop a sense of curiosity and wonder

     *lay the base for successful academic learning without pushing children too quickly through the beautiful stage of early childhood 

Our students love to come to school because it meets them in an age-appropriate, developmentally sound way.  That’s the best possible introduction to a lifetime of learning!

Check out this article about cooking in Early Childhood to get an inside look into our daily classroom activities, or learn more about the daily rhythm of Waldorf kindergarten here.