Early Childhood

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

For the 2020-2021 school year, our EC program adapted during this time of increased concern around health and safety.  We prioritized safety concerns by grouping children in non-overlapping “pods,” maintaining the same teachers with each “pod” throughout the day, and of course, increased hygiene and disinfection protocols.  Masks are required for children in EC (they may take mask breaks when needed)

All classes begin at 8:25 am and end at 1:00 pm with registration options for 3:00 pm or 5:45 pm pick up. 

       *5-day, in-person classes, that meet Monday – Friday

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

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!