Pine Hill Waldorf School offers a mixed age kindergarten experience for children ages 18 months to 6-years-old. In our kindergarten the child’s imagination is nurtured as a great treasure: songs, poems, puppet plays and circle games tune the child’s ear to the beauty of language. Bread-baking, drawing, and painting awaken the senses. The use of natural materials—such as wood, silk, or beeswax—appeals to the sense of touch and engenders reverence for nature.
Outdoor play, nature walks, and gardening allow the children to experience the joy of movement. The expanded age range allows children varied social options and provides opportunities for rites of passage as each child grows older. The younger children admire their older classmates and anticipate growing themselves. The older children become helpers and develop nurturing qualities that will serve them well throughout life.
In the kindergarten, healthy social interactions are guided, listening skills are sharpened and large and fine motor skills are nurtured to fully develop–preparing the young child for future academic challenges in the grade school. Tuition includes lunch.