Licensed Preschool Program

 

To register for September 2017, we are currently accepting applications for children who were born between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

The Licensed Preschool Program provides a warm, nurturing and creative environment for children to learn through free play. This program lays the foundation for children to develop at their own pace in their physical, emotional and social well-being. The environment of the classroom and outdoor playground are developed intentionally to be rich with beauty and wonder with sensory experiences that encourage awareness without excessive stimulation.  

Young children are deeply influenced by their environment and live deeply into it, and for this reason we strive to create a peaceful environment filled with regular daily and weekly rhythms and routines.  This creates a predictable schedule the children come to know, allowing them to relax and feel at home.

Free play - both indoor and outdoor - is an important part of the preschool experience, where the children have the opportunity to explore play objects and make social connections.  The children go outside in all but the most inclement weather.  This helps them become more robust, and strengthens their bond with the environment in which they live.

Indoor activities include:  wet-on-wet painting with the children, baking, making playdough, colouring with beeswax crayons, and other age-appropriate activities.  A warm midmorning snack is prepared each day, and where possible children are encouraged to be part of this process, whether through observing or helping to mix dough or wash dishes.  We end each morning with a story, during which the children sit quietly on a carpet and listen to a short seasonal tale told with small felted puppets and objects taken from nature.  The afternoon program includes a nutritious lunch and a nap.

The Preschool Program offers options for 2, 3, and 5 days per week, and either half or full-days.  Registration is limited.

To book a tour, or to register, call (519) 858-8862 or email info@londonwaldorf.ca

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