Parent & Child Class
This program is sponsored in part by a generous donation to create affordable family offerings in the Beaches Community supporting gentle parenting.
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Spring River Seedlings
Led by a nurturing outdoor educator
Spring River's Parent & Child Class is a Waldorf-inspired journey into the heart of what it means to parent a young child in today's world.
Our program is led by a warm and welcoming teacher of Spring River who is deeply committed to helping create a multi-cultural "learning community" of conscious and peaceful parenting.
The parenting journey of the young child can be a joyful wonder - but it can sometimes feel isolating, lonely, or challenging. We have found that contact with others by talking, sharing, and meeting in a warm and calm setting can help us deeply connect with others on the same journey.
Join us for an all-outdoor experience engaging and nurturing our children and ourselves in an all-outdoor playgroup setting. Our time together will focus on how we can nourish ourselves and our relationship with nature, our children, and each other.
Our parent-child group follows a Waldorf-inspired early childhood rhythm, including a provided snack. The rhythm is as follows:
9:30 Free play- with an option for natural crafts for adults and children alike. Gentle introduction of the day's topic for adults.
10:00 Circle with interactive seasonal songs
10:15 Wash hands, table setting, and snack
11:00 Play Time
11:15 Seasonal Story
At each meet-up, the group will discuss various aspects of parenting, starting with the topic of the importance of lifelong interaction with nature.
No classes scheduled until Spring 2024
This program is specially designed for parents/caregivers and their children under four years of age. This is an age-flexible program, subject to the leader's approval. Because of space limitations and supplies, we ask for a ratio of one child per caregiver. Registration is limited to five caregivers and their children.
The Price is $150 for each 6-week session, meeting on either Mondays or Fridays. Siblings may attend for an additional $25 each per session. All offerings are subject to minimum enrollment and teacher availability.