Circle of Friends Waldorf Preschool and Kindergarten was established in 2005 and is a place where children are nurtured and inspired according to Waldorf principles of childhood education which centers around a warm, calm, secure and nurturing environment where activities such as baking, painting, gardening and handicrafts, can be imitated by the children as they learn about their world.
Circle of Friends offers 4 morning classes and an aftercare program in the afternoon:
School Hours and Class Dismissal: We open at 7:45 a.m. with before care until 9am. Classes run from 9 – 1 p.m. each day. Our school day ends at 1:00 pm. Aftercare program runs from 1 to 5:45pm.
Parent Evenings and All-School Meetings: We offer regular meetings, either by class or as a whole school, as we come together and learn more about the Waldorf Curriculum. We offer a chance to join in an artistic activity, learn more about what your child does in class and why and ask questions. Our guidelines for the Waldorf program will help your child to have a successful experience. Our discipline policy and more information can be found in our handbook.
Birthdays: Birthdays are celebrated in a very special way at Circle of Friends, recognizing each individual child.
Festivals and Class Parties: Our Waldorf Community regularly meets to celebrate the passing year through the festivals. We offer late morning parties at Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Easter and May Day (see calendar). We gather for potlucks at Michaelmas, (late Sept.) and Thanksgiving (lunch potluck). We offer a very special evening called “The Spiral of Lights” ceremony, with candle lighting and harp music as a pause in the very busy winter holiday season. Handouts will be available to learn more about each coming event.