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Nursery Curriculum

Fostering Early Development through Nurturing and Purposeful Activities

Alabama Waldorf School's Nursery Program curriculum is thoughtfully designed to provide children aged 18 months to 3 years with a nurturing and developmentally appropriate learning experience. Rooted in the philosophy that children learn best through purposeful activities, our nursery curriculum emphasizes the key aspects that align with a young child's growth and development.

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Developmentally Appropriate Learning 

Home-Like Activities

Activities in our nursery classrooms mirror those activities one may participate in at home.

Experiential Learning

Hands-on experiences such as circle time allow children to absorb knowledge through hands-on activities.

Outdoor Exploration

Spending time explorring outdoors contributes to the development of sensory perception in early childhood.

Purposeful Activities

Home-Like Activities

Our Nursery curriculum mirrors familiar home activities, including room care, food preparation, and preparations for holidays and seasonal festivities. This approach recognizes that young children learn effectively when engaged in activities that resonate with their daily experiences at home.

Experiential Learning

Academic skills are embedded in the experiential curriculum, allowing children to absorb knowledge through hands-on activities. From building vocabulary during Circle Time to observing seasonal changes, the curriculum prioritizes experiential learning to support the child's holistic development.

Outdoor Exploration

Recognizing the importance of outdoor experiences, the curriculum ensures that, weather permitting, children spend a portion of each day outdoors. This commitment to outdoor exploration aligns with Waldorf principles and contributes to the development of sensory perception in early childhood.
 

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