Parent-Child Program

How do parents create a calm rhythm in a fast-paced city? What can you learn from quietly observing your baby? How can we nourish ourselves through community connection? Our classes have given generations of parents a place to consider the essential questions while little ones happily explore, play, and learn. Led by expert teachers trained in early childhood development. 

For parents or caregivers and their child up to age 3. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: At the heart of Waldorf education is the belief that each individual has the wisdom to transform itself and the world. To that end, we’re working as a community to make the education we offer at SFWS 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 Classes. Our commitment to racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity is founded on the belief that a healthy school community reflects the diverse and rich Bay Area community in which we are rooted. We deeply value the families able to pay the full registration cost, and we all also see the value in welcoming diverse families. Please email Alyson Dinsmore at to inquire about registering for a Parent-Child Class with a BIPOC scholarship. 

Early Fall Classes (Sept. 7 - Nov. 1)

Late Fall Classes (Nov. 2 - Dec. 17) - registration opens in October

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.