Dedicated to Teaching the Whole Child –
Head, Heart, and Hands
Early Childhood Program
Urban Oak School currently serves children ages 18 months through 4 years old in our Parent-Child program. Inspired by the Waldorf philosophy, we trust a child’s innate capacity for learning and support this capacity with outdoor exploration, purposeful work, and imaginative and free play within a strong daily rhythm. Before the age of seven, children experience everything in their world through the impulse to imitate. Children in our Early Childhood Program find a sanctuary where they can confidently move, play and explore in a homelike environment. Experienced educators support each child’s development through a peaceful, nurturing approach.
See Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), http://www.waldorfearlychildhood.org/wecan.php.
The Parent-Child Program serves children ages 18 months through and including 4 years. This nurturing program introduces natural rhythms into a child’s daily activities. Accompanying parents/caregivers participate in the class, providing support for the children and engaging in parallel activities related to the children’s activities. The children prepare and share a snack together, engage in circle activities, seasonal crafting, puppetry, and free play, led by an experienced early-childhood teacher. Siblings within the program age group receive a reduced rate, with infants under 18 months welcome at no cost.
The program is structured in seasonal sessions lasting between 8-12 weeks. Classes in each session meet one morning per week. Families may enroll in one or more sessions at a time (for example, both the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions for the fall). Details for current sessions are provided on the “Events” Tab, where families can register directly for the current session.
Urban Oak School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, faith, family structure, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, faith, family structure, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.