Each day children are greeted by their teacher and welcomed into a beautiful classroom. They enjoy seasonal songs, movement, storytelling, puppetry, crafts, painting, soup and bread making, beeswax modelling, and creative play.
We strive to present our young students with a world of beauty to nurture their sense of ease, joy, and peace. Young children are very open to their environment, and their capacity to live deeply into all that surrounds them is at the root of their learning. We endeavour to provide an environment worthy of imitation. Children can play imaginatively and creatively, gradually developing a balanced feeling life, leading to a solid and creative capacity for thinking and lively intellectual life.
Young children benefit from a strong sense of routine and predictability, and we work with a very regular rhythm for our daily and weekly activities. Music and verses accompanied by movement; stories; practical activities including cooking, gardening, sewing; and artistic activities like painting, modelling and drawing; all contribute to the balanced, joyful, and healthy development of young children.
Parents of children in the Vancouver Waldorf School find themselves supported by a community of families who share and explore the challenges and experiences of bringing up children today.
Our early childhood center offers programs for young children from 18 months to 6½ years of age and is fully licensed. Our staff meet all licensing requirements and are experienced child-care providers with Waldorf training. We are full members of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN).
“Feelings are for the soul, what food is for the body.” ~ Rudolf Steiner