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Early Childhood

Alabama Waldorf Early Childhood Education programs are created for children 18 months-6 years old, encompassing our Nursery and Kindergarten classes.

In our hectic, modern lifestyle, it is not always possible to stay home with young children. In our Early Childhood Programs, we provide a home-like environment in which to play and participate. Activities in the Early Childhood classrooms mirror those activities one may participate in at home: room care, food preparation, and preparing for holidays and seasonal festivities.

We believe children's work is play, and play is important work. A hallmark of Waldorf Early Childhood Education is that all of the academic skills the children learn are embedded in their experiential curriculum: building rich vocabulary in Circle Time, counting for setting the snack table, observing the changes in seasons, and categorizing objects during tidy-up time.

In our Early Childhood Programs, children are wrapped in a comfortable, secure routine. This gives them great confidence to explore their surroundings and immerse themselves in their childhood state of being while under the close watch of their teachers. Knowing the ways young children absorb their world, primarily through their senses, our teachers mindfully and intentionally provide an environment which is worthy of their absorption and imitation.

"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity."
Kay Redfield Jamison, American Psychologist and Author
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