The children engage in creative play with simple and natural toys provided as the tools for their imaginations. Those parents not engaged in child-led play may work on a craft project provided by the teacher, help with snack preparation, or discuss a reading on an aspect of parenting or child development.
The morning ends with a walk through the woods on one of our trails, culminating on the playground for time to climb and swing. A goodbye song in a circle completes the morning.
Each week the same flow of activities takes place so that even the youngest children observe the weekly rhythms and begin to participate as part of the larger group.
The Parent-Child program nurtures the whole family (moms, dads, babies, toddlers, and grandparents are all welcome) and provides a bridge from home to school. When ready, the young child may transition to the mixed-age Early Childhood classroom.
Click to download a printable form: Parent-Child Registration 2016-17
Weekly on five Mondays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
September 12—October 17
October 24—November 21
January 9-February 13
March 20-April 24 (no class April 17)
May 1-June 6 (no class May 29)
NEW THIS YEAR! CHILDREN IN THE FOREST.
Join our intrepid Parent-Child teacher Marianne Böckli for a forest adventure with your little one(s)! Explore the woods on Ashwood’s beautiful campus and enjoy circle time, snack, and other beloved activities outdoors. Five Wednesday afternoons, September 21 – October 19, 1:15 – 3:15.