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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


Winter 2018 Parent Child Class and Application Information

    • 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. Application/processing fee is $16 for new families and $10 for returning families.
    • Classes are offered weekly and families may apply for more than one class.
    • Additional classes were added this session due to demand.
    • Tuition is due before the class begins in order to secure your child’s place in the class.  

Admission 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.

NEW offering: Caregiver’s Education Course

This course is being offered for caregivers of young children-  nannies, babysitters or extended family members. Ms. Meggan will introduce the foundational concepts of Waldorf Early Childhood Education and facilitate discussions on topics such as:

~scheduling and rhythm

~play and media use

~communication with children  

~how to create a healthy dialogue between the caregiver and parents. (It is recommended but not required that one parent attend for the February 5th session, as we will discuss family dynamics and communication)

The final evening, February 12th will be a 2.5 hour Pediatric CPR class with Frontline Health/Red Cross providers.

Monday  1/22    6-7:30 pm

Monday  1/29    6-7:30 pm

Monday  2/5      6-7:30 pm

Monday  2/12: CPR with Shane 5:30- 8 pm


WINTER 2018 PARENT CHILD SCHEDULE

Age Day Time Tuition # of Sessions
16 months-3 Years

 

Monday

 

 

10:45 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.  $455  (7 classes)
1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12
Caregiver Class Monday Evening  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., last class 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  $375  (4 classes)
1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12
9-15 months Tuesday
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
 $387 (9 classes)
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
16 months-3 years Tuesday

CLASS FULL


 

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m $585 (9 classes)
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
12 months-2 years Thursday
CLASS FULL
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. $585 (9 classes)
1/11, 1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
16 months-3 years Thursday

 

10:45 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m. $650 (10 classes)
1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
16 months-3 years Friday

CLASS FULL

 

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. $650 (10 classes)
1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
 16 months-3 years  Friday

CLASS FULL

 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  $585 (9 classes)

1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16 

PLEASE APPLY HERE for PARENT CHILD

 

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 and children age birth to three and for expectant parents new to the program. No fee, but registration is required.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE for TEA and PLAY

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.”