The Hartsbrook School

Cricket Programs for Parent and Child

CgirlWebDuring the first years of life, children build a foundation of health that stays with them throughout their entire lives. The Hartsbrook School’s Cricket 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.

Cricket on the Hearth Indoor Classes

Parent-Baby Classes 

WEDNESDAYS 1:30 – 3:00pm
Session 1  •  9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26
($120 for 5 weeks)
Session 2  •  11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
($120 for 5 weeks)

Parent-Child Classes  (for children up to 4 years of age)

9:00- 11:30am

MONDAYS
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
(11 classes for $440)
WEDNESDAYS
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
(11 classes for $440)
THURSDAYS
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
(12 classes for $480)
FRIDAYS
9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
(11 classes for $440)

CricketWoodsCricket in the Wood Outdoor Classes

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 welcome to join 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   TUESDAYS   9:00-11:00am

Session 1  •  9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
($180 for 6 weeks)
Session 2  •  11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
($180 for 6 weeks)

babysongNEW!
BabySong:
Parent-Baby Music Class

Singing with young children is a wonderful way to promote language development and comprehension while strengthening the bond between parent and child. In BabySong, you will learn traditional lullabies, nursery rhymes, and delightful touching games and lap bounces to sing and play with your baby.  You will enjoy a new sense of ease with caregiving routines and bedtime rituals as you and your child discover joy that language and singing can bring.  Additionally, you will provide your baby with an innate musical ability that will last a lifetime.  Each class will be taught at a gentle pace to respect the developmental needs of each child and provide plenty of opportunity for family practice.

Classes   THURSDAYS   1:30 – 2:30  pm
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10
($264 for 8 weeks)

Registration:  Please call the Enrollment Office to register for all classes  (413) 586-1908