Parent-Child Program

The first three years of a child's life are a time of profound growth. A supportive community for parents and caregivers of young children awaits you in our seasonal classes. Through quiet observation of the children at play, a weekly discussion on topics such as creating a family rhythm and child development, families can explore Waldorf philosophy in a nurturing setting where all are welcome and valued. For parents or caregivers and their child up to age 3.

Indoor classes will have windows and doors left open for ventilation and air filters will be running for ample air circulation. Participants must be fever, cough, and symptom free to attend class.

We are often able to prorate course cost with late registration. Please email Alyson Dinsmore with any questions or to register after the course start date. 

Spring Session | April - June 2023

Summer Session | June - July 2023

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: At the heart of Waldorf education is the belief that each being has the wisdom to transform itself and the world. To that end, we work as a community to make an SFWS education accessible to those who seek it. As a social imperative in line with our school values, SFWS offers scholarships to BIPOC families interested in our Parent-Child Program. Our commitment to racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity is founded on the belief that a healthy school community reflects the richly diverse Bay Area in which we are rooted. We see the value in welcoming diverse families and deeply appreciate all our families, from full pay to full scholarships. Please email Alyson Dinsmore to inquire about registering for a Parent-Child Class with a BIPOC scholarship. 

Three toddlers holding hands and running down a path during a sunny day in the Presidio.

The school is at the forefront of the “children in nature” movement. Come explore with us!

A baby is held by a father who is sitting in a circle during class.

Learn simple seasonal songs, lullabies, and games. Develop the ability to quietly observe and interpret baby's movements, gestures, and vocalizations.

Food , flowers, and a basket of rolling pints sit on a table.

We make delicious soup from fresh organic seasonal vegetables. And we bake yummy breads that the children and parents knead before baking.

A todder holds flowers while sitting at a table next to parents during a cooking class.

Families learn rhymes and songs. Child development topics are explored through readings and facilitated discussion.