Children stretch their imaginations and develop new capabilities through self-directed play, meaningful work, artistic activities, joyful songs and imaginative stories. Three mornings per week are reserved for Forest Kindergarten, with extended time spent exploring nearby woods. In an environment free from academic pressure, children develop socially and emotionally while building a strong foundation for academics.
For children 4 through 6 years old. Class is held Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Before- and after-school programs are available to extend the day to as early as 7:30 a.m. to as late as 5:30 p.m.
Time for imaginative play and in-depth project work offers our students infinite ways to explore and develop their original ideas. By working together, they develop emotional stamina, communication skills and leadership abilities every day.
CONNECTION WITH NATURE
Happy childhood memories involve playing, time outdoors and time with friends. The Waldorf curriculum offers children time for these things every day. PCWS children spend three mornings a week at a nearby park.
A typical day combines creative, practical and physical activities because reliable daily rhythms strengthen and nourish children. The Waldorf curriculum celebrates the seasons and changes in the natural world in ways that appeal to a child's sense of wonder.
SAMPLE KINDERGARTEN DAILY & WEEKLY SCHEDULES
Monday: Forest Kindergarten and Cutting vegetables for soup
Tuesday: Crafts, Story
Wednesday: Baking Day, Drawing Day
Thursday: Forest Kindergarten and Story
Friday: Forest Kindergarten and Painting Day
8:30 – Arrival, Welcome Circle
8:45 – Outdoor Time/Woodworking & Crafts
9:45 – Inside Bathroom Time & Hand Washing
9:50 – Rest
10:00 – Movement Circle
10:15 – Snack
10:35 – Indoor Play
11:10 – Tidy Up
11:20 – Story/Puppetry/Traditional Games/Drawing/Painting
11:30 – Goodbye Song
11:45 – Outside
12:00 – Pick-up (afternoon program children stay)