Toddler sitting and kissing baby sibling

Our Parent-Child and Parenting Support programs weave together work, play, story and song into a calm, loving experience that supports each child’s personal growth and each parent’s much needed self care.

Sweet Peas Afternoon Playgroup – In Person

For children and their caregiver(s) in the Berkeley Rose Cottage Garden
6 session: Oct 29th – Dec 10th (no class Nov 26th)
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 pm
Cost – $150

Join us for an engaging, relaxing afternoon of imaginative play, exploration and parent connection.

  • Quiet observation and parent discussion while children play freely and explore
  • Movement games, singing, rhymes and finger plays, and a simple puppet show
  • Warm tea and a snack are served
  • All adults must wear masks
  • Several simple handwork activities for parents, occasional art explorations for children
  • Learn about Waldorf Education and meet new friends
  • Dress for the weather – we’ll be outdoors the whole time

Fall Mothering Circle – Online

From pregnancy through children 3 years of age
8 sessions: Oct 26th –   Dec 14th
Mondays, 1:30 – 3 pm on Zoom
Cost – $160

Create a community of care and support for yourself

  • Receive friendship and support in community with other mothers
  • Explore ways to nurture yourself while creatively meeting the demands of motherhood
  • Wise Women practitioners visit us to provide education on topics such as nourishment, caring for your post-partum body, nurturing your child’s health, relationships after children
  • Time for your questions and concerns
  • During week one, we’ll address the logistics of participating in the circle with children at home

Parenting Right Now – Online

Parent Education and Support Class

For Parents with children 0 to 7 years of age
8 sessions: Oct 27th – Dec  15
Tuesday evenings, 7 – 8:30 pm on Zoom
Cost – $160

These times demand unique solutions to never-before-seen situations, ON TOP OF what life already demands of you, just to be a parent. Join us to explore creative ideas for dealing with your parenting challenges. We’ll address a topic each week relevant to parenting in this modern moment. Whether typical or a product of the times in which we are living, your questions and concerns will be given exploration. Topics include:

  • How to nourish your child’s developmental needs at this time
  • Positive Guidance Support and Understanding Tools – connection, rhythm, routine, appropriate expectations, listening and empathy
  • Managing the stress of life today
  • Navigating the logistics of daily life with work, school (whatever form that takes), friendships and family
  • How to recognize fear and anxiety in your child, and what you can do to support them
  • Home Life – rhythms for a lifetime, no matter what is happening in the world
  • Chores – reasonable expectations
  • Holidays and traditions and how they look this year

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Emial: Kim Knittel

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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).

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