Parent-Child Program

With a rhythm that mirrors our early childhood classrooms, the Parent-Child program is an ideal introduction for children who may continue their Waldorf education.

Storytelling

Storytelling, circle games, and seasonal crafts are the building blocks of our day. Simple wooden toys and child-size furnishings create a cozy sanctuary for sprouting imaginations.

Classrooms

Classrooms are naturally lit with window and candlelight and decorated with fresh flowers from our gardens when the season permits. Together we bake bread for our daily snack.

Outdoors

Time outdoors is a priority—sunshine, rain, or snow. Our campus has gardens and playgrounds made of natural materials—wood, rope, sand, and earth—where children can run, swing, climb, and explore.

Parents often make discoveries of their own during our classes, as we discuss the importance of establishing a rhythm at home and how best to implement Waldorf principles in their own family lives.

We offer classes for children aged 18 months to 3 years to attend with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver.
Classes meet once weekly and offer children rich opportunities, indoors and out, to develop their bodies and engage their minds.

Registration for 2023 Fall Session (Now Open):

MONDAY MORNINGS

Session I: April 3 – May 29 (no class April 10) – 8 weeks

Time: 8:30AM-11:00AM

Price: $350 per 8 week session

Sibling rate for children 18 months and up: $25/sibling (18 months and under are free)

Teacher: Ms. Swarna

MONDAY AFTERNOONS

Session II: January 9 – March 20 (no class January 16 and February 20) – 9 weeks

Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM

Price: $350 per 9 week session

Sibling rate for children 18 months and up: $25/sibling (18 months and under are free)

Teacher: Ms. Swarna

Current Session Registration Below:

Da Vinci Waldorf School

Parent-Child Class (Ages 18 months to 3 years old)
Snacktime with hot soup and bread in the waldorf parent child class.
Class Experience

Parent-Child class, for children ages 18 months – 3 years, mirrors the rhythms and activities of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. Parents/caregivers accompany their children in circle and story time, creating simple crafts, baking bread, playing games and enjoying physical movement. Outdoor play time is included in each class in all but the most inclement weather. Parents have an opportunity to mingle with each other to discover the framework of Waldorf-inspired best practices. Parents explore the importance of rhythm in the home, the role of early movement in motor organization and speech development, and how to support their child’s budding interest in play.

Hiking Group Experience

This outdoor class with Ms. Swarna mirrors the rhythms and activities of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. Parents/caregivers accompany their children in circle and storytime, creating simple crafts, making oatmeal, playing games, and enjoying physical movement. Play time is included in each class.

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation
Required

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given for cancellations before class begins.  Once class has started, class fees will be held on your account and applied to a future class.  

Da Vinci Waldorf School Location

Da Vinci Waldorf School
150 W Bonner Rd, Wauconda, IL 60084

Get Directions

Registration for 2023 Winter Session:

MONDAY MORNINGS

Session I: January 9 – March 20 (no class January 16 and February 20) – 9 weeks

Time: 8:30AM-11:00AM

Price: $350 per 9 week session

Sibling rate for children 18 months and up: $25/sibling (18 months and under are free)

Teacher: Ms. Swarna

MONDAY AFTERNOONS

Session II: January 9 – March 20 (no class January 16 and February 20) – 9 weeks

Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM

Price: $350 per 9 week session

Sibling rate for children 18 months and up: $25/sibling (18 months and under are free)

Teacher: Ms. Swarna

Winter Registration Below:

Join us for

Songs & Stories

A free experiential class for parents and their children.

August 4, 2004 @ 10-11:30am