The Case for a Summer Slowdown

If you Google, “Summer break with children,” you get two types of search results — a variety of activity lists or articles about the evils of summer’s off. Turns out they call it “summer fade,” which is a one month backslide in learning coupled with an increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) for kids. Many parents […]

Nature’s Children Parent and Child Class

Spring Garden Waldorf School and Crown Point Ecology Center are partnering to offer Nature’s Children Parent and Child Class.  Nature’s Children is a one of a kind offering for parents and/or caregivers of children ages 18 months to 4 years.  This summer session will be offered almost entirely outdoors and will allow children and their parents to […]

Expansion of Nursery Preschool Program

Spring Garden Waldorf School is pleased and excited to announce an expansion of the Nursery Preschool program due to high demand.  This program serves children who are 3 or young 4 year olds and are potty trained. We will be offering a 2 day preschool program on Mondays/Tuesdays.  Half and full day options are available.  […]

Sample Day for Preschool

Are you interested in Spring Garden Waldorf School for your Pre-K child?  We have a free sample morning classes available for interested parents and their children. On this day, you can join your child and walk through the rhythmic, warm, sensory filled experience of a Waldorf early childhood classroom  The morning will include circle time, […]

The Importance of Repetition

A Message from Nursery Preschool Teacher, Kathy Miller When I see the words brain development in black and white, I feel such a tremendous responsibility for my classroom’s children. Am I providing every possible opportunity in my Nursery Preschool classroom to develop each child’s greatest potential? Thankfully, I know that what I do on a […]

Martinmas Celebration: Early Childhood

The Early Childhood classes — Miss Kathy, Miss Olga, and Miss Julie — will celebrate Martinmas with a lantern walk during the school day on Tuesday, November 11. This is a simple celebration, intended to both observe the changing of the seasons and inspire generosity of spirit. As the story goes, Martin was a prosperous […]

Wet Felting in Early Childhood Classes

Wet felting is a common handwork activity in Waldorf schools. In wet felting, combed sheep’s wool (sometimes called “roving”) is soaked in warm, soapy water, then kneaded so the individual wool strands break down and combine into felt. Wet felting offers unlimited potential for creativity, as the felt can be manipulated and shaped in many […]

Fall Parent Child Classes

  Our Parent / Child classes offer a warm, enriching environment for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Parents are nearby to observe and interact as their children are guided through the morning by the gentle rhythm of circle time, creative play, snack and story time. Parents are encouraged to discuss child development […]

Early Childhood Drop Off

  School begins on Tuesday, August 26th! If you’re new to Spring Garden, and even if you’re not, here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Early Childhood drop off.   What is The Meadow? The Meadow is the Early Childhood only play area for our students in Pre-K and K classes. It is behind the […]

Preschool Day at Spring Garden

Curious about Waldorf preschool for your 3-4 year old child? Want to come and try a sample morning with your child? Here’s the chance! August 4th from 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m., join us to experience the rhythmic, warm, sensory-rich experience of a Waldorf Early Childhood class. On this day, you can join your child and walk […]