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.

Questions about our programs?
Email us at parent-child@berkeleyrose.org

Sweet Peas – Parent Education & Playgroup

Led by: Bonnie Romanow

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
  • Several simple handwork activities for parents, occasional art explorations for children
  • Learn about Waldorf Education and meet new friends
Child exploring contents in a basket

Details & Registration

Little Ferns Hiking Group

For children and their caregiver(s) at Lake Temescal Park
Join us for a nature-filled morning walk around Lake Temescal.

  • Opening circle to introduce movement games, finger plays and warm us up for our walk
  • Nature observation along our walk going from one end of the park to the other
  • Parent conversation about topics relating to your child’s developmental stage; optional reading is offered
  • Learn about Waldorf Education and meet new friends
  • Dress for the weather – we’ll be outdoors the whole time
  • Limited to eight families
  • All current COVID protocols are being followed
Mom with child in the woods

Details & Registration

Mothering Circle – At Tilden Botanical Garden

Led by: Bonnie Romanow

A mothering group best for expectant mothers and those parenting newborn to 1 year olds.

Find community, support, friendship and wisdom with Teacher Bonnie, in this class geared toward supporting expectant moms and new mothers of children 0-12 months. We’ll fit in a bit of self care, good conversation relevant to new moms, and the nourishment of being in community. You’ll feel replenished after one of our gatherings. There’ll be space and time for feeding your baby, chatting, and questions. Typical topics covered include: your changing body, navigating relationships post-partum, nourishing your family and yourself, the pressures and expectations of motherhood, and of course, educational options. Find friends with same-aged children, and receive support and nurturing which will help you to find joy in your parenting journey, despite its challenges. Babes in arms to 12 months welcome and encouraged. No older children please.

Group of mother holding each other outside

To express your interest please email us at:
parent-child@berkeleyrose.org

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, sexual orientation, 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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