Kindergarten Enrichment

New Offering for 2020-2021

(Pilot Program initiating March 2020)


Pilot Program:

Mondays and Tuesdays, March 30, 2020 - May 9, 2020 1:00-3:00 PM

Cost $25 per day in advance/$30 per day drop in

  • Serving Homeschoolers who have obtained the age of five by September 1, 2019

  • Will need to fill out enrollment paperwork.

  • New families will need to stay on the premises for the first class.

  • Children will need to arrive rested and ready for play.

  • The teacher of this class will be Ms. Kristen Papke, an experienced Early Childhood and Public Waldorf Grades teacher (see bio on Meet Our Teachers page)


Tentative Schedule 2020-2021

Serving Homeschoolers who have obtained the age of five by September 1, 2020

  • Mondays/Tuesdays 8:45 AM -1:00 PM

    • At Same Location as the Grades Program

    • Aftercare possible if nap space is acquired

  • Wednesdays 

    • Forest Kindergarten (at the same location as Forest School): 8:45- 1:00 PM


Spring River School has created a Kindergarten enrichment class for homeschooling families that honors this year of Early Childhood. At this age some parents view their changing 5-6-year-old “wanting more” or “needing more,” and believe that need may be met by rigorous academics.  At Spring River, we offer enrichment classes designed to “offer more “ by developing gross and fine motor skills, fostering imagination through play and story, honing social skills and empathy for others, and encouraging a deep connection to nature and the local outdoors.


Activities: We will do so through the following activities:


  • Circle time that includes song, play and movement

  • Finger knitting & Modeling

  • Wood working

  • Watercolor painting

  • Stories designed specifically for this age

  • Hours and hours of Forest and Beach time

  • Gardening

  • Nature Table creation and workshops for parents

  • Visiting the elderly (we will be adopting a nursing home!)

  • Seasonal Celebrations and Festivals



This program will follow these ten Essentials of a Waldorf Homeschool Kindergarten (based on Lavender Blue’s Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum and Susan Howard’s “Essentials of a Waldorf Kindergarten.”


  1. Free, imaginative play

  2. Creative artistic experience

  3. Love and warmth

  4. Gratitude, Reverence, and Wonder

  5. Joy, Humor, and Happiness

  6. Movement

  7. Nature-Immersion/Care for the Environment 

  8. Meaningful adult activity as an example for the students’ imitation

  9. Relationship-Based

  10. Emphasis on Rhythm

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Spring River School is part of The Playgarden, Inc., which admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  #CO4DU0093

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