Parent-Child Program

How do families create a calm rhythm in a fast-paced city? What can we learn from quietly observing our children? How might we nourish ourselves through nature and community connection? What is Waldorf early childhood education? Join us for a class where we explore these and other essential questions while the little ones play. 

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.

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

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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. 

Late Fall Classes (Nov. 2 - Dec. 16, Rolling Admission)

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.