Early Childhood Programs

Imagine a place of play…       

of joy and wonder.

Where children bake, sing, paint, and celebrate the seasons. 

Here is where learning begins.

Protecting and nourishing childhood

Play is the work of the child.

While at play,

…children are learning to develop a rich imagination, which will serve them through their academic journey.

…children are learning to compromise with their peers, communicate their desires, carry tasks to completion and problem solve with others. 

Parent Child

 

Classes offer babies and toddlers a nurturing environment in which to play and explore, and parents a place to connect, find a supportive group, discuss and share child development and parenting issues, and learn about Waldorf education.

For information about our classes and to register – click here.

Nursery 

 

Young children learn best through imitation, through their senses, and through activity.

In creative play, they develop social skills and mastery of their emerging physicality.

Through songs, nursery rhymes and stories they are nourished by the beauty of language.

As they grow, their imagination and natural sense of wonder will foster inquisitiveness and an intellectual curiosity.

Kindergarten

 

Our exceptionally rich pre-reading literacy program includes daily poetry, rhythms, stories, and singing. The children help to create and tell puppet shows and act out stories they have heard. Through these activities, children develop solid listening and comprehension skills. These fundamentals promote active, engaged and enthusiastic learners.

Pre-numeracy skills are brought through an abundant amount of handwork (including knitting and sewing among other handwork activities) cooking, crafts and outdoor activities.

Children practice both large and fine motor skills that will help them in learning to read, write and work with numbers.

Creative play supports physical, emotional and social development and allows children to learn through investigation, exploration and discovery.

Regular exposure to the natural world, reverence for life in all forms is gently nurtured.

Parent Child

 

Classes offer babies and toddlers a nurturing environment in which to play and explore, and parents a place to connect, find a supportive group, discuss and share child development and parenting issues, and learn about Waldorf education.

For information about our classes and to register – click here.

Nursery *

 

Young children learn best through imitation, through their senses, and through activity.

In creative play, they develop social skills and mastery of their emerging physicality.

Through songs, nursery rhymes and stories they are nourished by the beauty of language.

As they grow, their imagination and natural sense of wonder will foster inquisitiveness and an intellectual curiosity.

Kindergarten

 

Our exceptionally rich pre-reading literacy program includes daily poetry, rhythms, stories, and singing. The children help to create and tell puppet shows and act out stories they have heard. Through these activities, children develop solid listening and comprehension skills. These fundamentals promote active, engaged and enthusiastic learners.

Pre-numeracy skills are brought through an abundant amount of handwork (including knitting and sewing among other handwork activities) cooking, crafts and outdoor activities.

Children practice both large and fine motor skills that will help them in learning to read, write and work with numbers.

Creative play supports physical, emotional and social development and allows children to learn through investigation, exploration and discovery.

Regular exposure to the natural world, reverence for life in all forms is gently nurtured.

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School’s nursery program is a licensed facility in accordance with California State law. Our license number is: 013423057.

Berkeley Rose seeks a diverse community, welcoming students of any race, religion, ethnic, and financial background. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admissions programs and policies. The school is a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America EBISA logo

BRWS is a proud member of these associations