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Parent-Child

A beautiful introduction to Brooklyn Waldorf

Each Parent Child class provides a wonderful opportunity for young children to experience new environments, peers and adults while feeling secure in the presence of a beloved caregiver. Parents and caregivers gain precious opportunities to quietly observe their child in play and discuss child development, parenting issues and Waldorf education with a Waldorf-trained teacher.

The class is led by the teacher who guides the children and parents in a gentle rhythm. Parents engage in quiet classroom-related activities provided by the teacher, while the children spend their time playing with simple toys made of natural materials that foster imaginative play.  The teacher invites everyone to join in circle time and home-like activities, such as bread-making and snack.

Meet the teacher, Ms. Meggan Gill


Fall 2019 Parent Child

      • Parents or caregivers must attend class with the child.
      • There are no trial classes, no make- up classes and no refunds for missed classes or withdrawals.
      • Please review the table below for class details. There is an application/processing fee of $16 for new families and $10 for returning families. 
    • Classes are offered weekly (in accordance with the school calendar), and families may apply for more than one class.

Parent Child Admissions Process

    • Admission notification is sent prior to the first class.
    • Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and requires that you select your top choice classes in order of preference. If your top choice is filled, we will offer the next preferred and available class.
    • Applications remain available until all seats are filled. We pro-rate tuition for families joining after the session begins. 

Apply to Fall 2019 Parent Child


FALL 2019 PARENT CHILD SCHEDULE

Age Day Time Tuition # of Classes
 
9 months-15 months Tuesday  8:45-a.m.-9:45a.m.  $344  (8 classes)
10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26
 15 months- 2 years Tuesday
CLASS FULL
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
 $520 (8 classes)
10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26
16 months- 3 years Wednesday 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m $520 (8 classes)
9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
16 months- 3 years Thursday
CLASS FULL
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. $585 (9 classes)
9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21
16 months-3 years Thursday
CLASS FULL
10:45 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m. $585 (9 classes)
9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21
 

PARENT CHILD TEA and PLAY OPEN HOUSE

Enjoy a cup of tea while your child plays near you in a comfortable home-like setting. An experienced Early Childhood teacher will be available for conversation. For parents, caregivers and children age birth to three and for expectant parents new to the program. No fee, but registration is required. 

Register for BWS Parent Child Tea and Play Open House

Ms. Meggan Gill, Parent-and-Child Teacher

 

Ms. Meggan Gill first learned about Waldorf education while pursuing a liberal arts undergraduate degree in health sciences at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. As part of her class entitled “Arts and the Child”, she visited the Olympia Waldorf School and learned from their kindergarten teacher about baking bread and about the rich day this teacher shared with the children. Soon thereafter, she began working in their extended day and early childhood programs and in 2004 became a Waldorf kindergarten teacher. In 2008, she left the green landscape of the Pacific Northwest, moved to New York City and completed the Waldorf early childhood teacher training course at Sunbridge Institute in Chestnut Ridge, New York. She taught Parent-and-Child classes as well as Nursery classes at the New Amsterdam School in Manhattan before joining the Brooklyn Waldorf School in 2009. Since then, she has taught parent-and-child and kindergarten classes in our school’s early childhood program and has been actively involved on the school’s faculty council and board of trustees. “I am passionate about bringing Waldorf education to our urban, Brooklyn families.”