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Seedlings (Parent & Child) and Maple Two’s Classes

Our Seedlings program is our warm welcome to Waldorf education. Join us for these weekly classes specially designed for each developmental stage, from infants 12-23 months of age. We offer simple and natural toys that nurture the development of a free imaginative life. We offer songs, games, and finger play, appropriate for each age, that encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills. We offer a peaceful and joyful environment that supports healthy social and emotional development.

 

Seedlings Classes for 12 – 23 Months of Age

These weekly classes are nurturing for both parent and child alike. Each class has time for movement, free exploration, singing and games. The rhythm of the class reflects the rhythm of the day in our Waldorf nursery classroom.  Children share an organic, nutritious snack at the close of each class. Time for conversation and parenting support is also included.

2017 Fall Term Schedule

Tuesday

12-23 months of age

Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30  5 classes. Cost: $375.00

Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

 

Wednesday

12-23 months of age

Wednesdays from 9:00am – 10:30am , 6 classes. Cost: $450.00

Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

 

Thursday

12-23 months of age

 

Thursdays from 9:30am – 10:30am,  5 classes. Cost: $375.00

Sept. 7, 14, 21, Oct. 5

 

Maple Two-Year-Old’s Programs

Older Two-year-olds: Silver Maples

(Age requirement: 2 years 5 months to 2 years 8 months by September 1, 2017)

  • Monday and Tuesday 9:30am-11:30am, September 11 – December 12, 2017
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30- 12:30pm  January 8 – June 13, 2018
  • Email Anna Rockwell, our Admissions Coordinator, to enroll in this class. Spots are currently available. anna.rockwell@newamsterdamchildhood.org

Our Silver Maples class is designed for children who are two years five months by September 2017. This class is a wonderful introduction to the Waldorf early childhood classroom curriculum and our school community. Led by experienced teachers, the children are encouraged to take part in free play, bread-baking and snack preparation, and a circle time with nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories. Parents will have the opportunity work on simple crafts and to engage in the study of child development. Children, parents and teachers will enjoy nutritious organic snack and outside time together. Beginning in November, parents will start the gentle separation process, spending time together in our parent gathering space. Beginning in January, children will stay with their class on their own. Silver Maples is a full-year program.

  •   Cost for academic year: $8,800

Younger Two- year-olds: Sugar Maples

(Age requirement: 2 years to 2 years 5 months by October 1, 2017)

Our Sugar Maples class is designed for children who have not yet turned two years five months by September 2017. This is a wonderful introduction to the Waldorf early childhood classroom curriculum and our school community. Led by experienced teachers, the children are encouraged to take part in free play, bread-baking and snack preparation, and a circle time with nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories. Parents will have the opportunity work on simple crafts and to engage in the study of child development. Children, parents and teachers will enjoy nutritious organic snack and outside time together. Parents will stay with their children in the classroom until their child is ready for a bit of separation. At that point, parents may stay in our parent gathering space while their child is in class. Children may stay on their own with their class after they turn 2 year 9 months.

  • Thursday & Friday 9:30am to 11:30am,   October 12, 2017 – June 13, 2018
  • Cost for academic year: $5,800
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Please note:

Full payment is required for the semester, even if you are unable to attend all the classes.

Download an application here.

Checks should be made out to “The New Amsterdam School” and mailed along with the application to:

The New Amsterdam School  Attn: Admissions
62 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009