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Seedlings Parent & Child and Maple Two’s Program

Our Parent and Child program is our warm welcome to Waldorf education. Join us for these weekly classes specially designed for each developmental stage, from  children who are 1 – 2 years 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.

Spring Seedlings Class for 12 – 23 Months of Age

These weekly classes are nurturing for both parent and child. We offer simple, natural toys that allow and encourage the development of the imagination. Each class has time for movement, free exploration, singing and games that reflects our Waldorf nursery classroom rhythm.  An organic, nutritious snack is shared. Each class also includes tie for conversation and parenting support.

 

 

Spring 2018 Term Schedule 

First Session PM: Wednesday afternoons with Ms. Kaori

January  10, 17, 24, and 31 and February 7, and 14

1:45pm – 3:15pm, 6 classes. Cost: $450.00

 

Second Session AM: Wednesday mornings with Ms. Cynthia

February 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28

9:00am – 10:30am, 5 classes. Cost: $375.00

 

Second Session PM: Wednesday afternoons with Ms. Kaori

February 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28

1:45pm – 3:15pm, 5 classes. Cost: $375.00

 

Third Session AM: Wednesday mornings with Ms. Cynthia

April 11, 18, and 25, and May 2, 9 and 16

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

 

Third Session PM: Wednesday afternoons with Ms. Kaori

April 11, 18, and 25, and May 2, 9 and 16

1:45pm – 3:15pm, 6 classes. Cost: $450.00

 

Forth Session AM: Wednesday mornings with Ms. Cynthia

May 23, and 30 and June 6, 13, 20 and 27

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

 

Forth Session PM: Wednesday afternoons with Ms. Kaori

May 23, and 30 and June 6, 13, 20 and 27

1:45pm – 3:15pm, 6 classes. Cost: $450.00

 

Seedlings in Japanese: Fridays  

For children and parents fluent in Japanese.

January 12, 19, and 26, February 2, and 16 March 2, 9, and 23

12:30 – 2:00pm, 8 classes. Cost: $600

Maple Two- Year Olds Program

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, starting September 2017
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30- 12:30pm beginning in January 2018
  • Email Anna Rockwell, our Admissions Coordinator, to enroll in this class. Spots are currently available. anna.rockwell@newamsterdamchildhood.org

We invite young children 2 years 5 months to 2 years 8 months by September 1, 2017 and their parents, to join our Two’s Program, two days a week, September through June.

Our Two’s 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, participate in bread-baking or snack preparation and circle time with nursery rhymes and fingerplays.  Parents will have the opportunity to work on simple crafts and to engage in parent study. Children, parents and teachers will share a nutritious organic snack together and seasonal puppet shows. Beginning in January, 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.

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

 

 

 

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

Admission to the Parent and Child program does not guarantee future admission to our nursery,  kindergarten or grades programs.