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During the first years of life, children build a foundation of health that stays with them throughout their entire lives. The Hartsbrook School’s Cricket on the Hearth Program offers Parent-Baby and Parent-Child classes that provide a safe and caring environment that deepens our intuitive parenting capacities and nourishes our children during these formative years.
Parent-Baby Classes – Together we will learn how to observe and meet a baby’s needs at different developmental stages, and how to create a home life that supports healthy and joyful growth. We enroll “expecting parents” into this class as well as parents with babies up to 18 months.
Parent-Child Classes – Parents or caretakers accompany their child once a week for a morning that gives both a taste of the Waldorf early childhood program. This includes preparation of a nutritious snack, creative play, tidy time and outdoor play, circle time, puppet show, nursery rhymes and songs.
MONDAYS (7 classes per session, $168 per session) 1:30-3:00pm
Session I: 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7
Session II: 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16
Parent-Child Classes, for children up to 4 years of age.
MONDAYS (14 classes, $560) 9:00-11:30am
Dates: 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16
FRIDAYS (15 classes, $600) 9:00-11:30am
Dates: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/20
Welcome to our new outdoor parent-child class, for children up to 4 years of age.
The natural world is a wise and wonderful teacher. Young children thrive on opportunities to connect with that wonder, tranquility and freedom. You and your child are invited to drop in at our Cricket in the Wood program. Take a nature walk, collect leaves, make a craft and share a hot meal, while making new friends. A classroom is available for quiet time if needed. The class is taught by the head of our Early Childhood program, Magdalena Toran, and assisted by Amanda Viles.
Classes (6 classes, $180) 9:00-11:00am
Pay for six classes and drop-in for any six of the dates below.
Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17
Location: The Star Spring playground at Hartsbrook
Registration: Please call the Enrollment Office to register for indoor classes AND before attending your first drop-in class, (413) 586-1908