Slide Welcome To 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. Learn more

Circle of Friends offers 3 morning classes and an aftercare program in the afternoon:

Bluebell Nursery
The Bluebell Nursery
(2.5 – 3 years old)
We are so pleased to invite your child to join the Blue Bell class, our nursery class for 2 – 3 years old.
The Bluebell Nursery
Morning Glory Preschool
The Morning Glory Preschool
(3 – 4 years)
Our Morning Glory Preschool Class is specifically designed for children 3 and 4 years old.
The Morning Glory Preschool
Red Rose Pre-K/Kindergarten
The Red Rose Pre-K/Kindergarten
(4 – 5 years old)
Our mixed age Waldorf Pre-K/Kindergarten recognizes that young children learn through imitation, and through active engagement of their creative capacities.
The Red Rose Pre-K/Kindergarten
Aftercare
Aftercare Program from 1:00 - 5:45
(All Ages)
Extended care begins at 1:00, we have a short lunch recess, and then ‘The Big Rest’ begins at 1:30. Families using aftercare are asked to fill out an Aftercare Questionnaire to let us know if your child needs to sleep and for how long, or just rest.
Aftercare Program from 1:00 - 5:45

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, Festivals and Class Parties:

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.

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