Early Childhood

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


Our Early Childhood nurtures children ages 2 years and 8 months old to 6 years old with a robust pre-academic and self-initiated play-based curriculum, preparing them to be well-rounded, creative, and socially astute thinkers. 

We offer a 5-day program that meets Monday through Friday. Our school day begins at 8:25 am and ends at 1:00 pm with additional registration options for 3:00 pm or 5:45 pm pick-up.  Children must be three years old by December 31st to apply. As of the first day of school, children must be able to use the bathroom with little help and no longer using diapers.

Our purposeful 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.