Early Childhood Program Expanding at Susquehanna Waldorf School
Apr 01, 2015 12:00AM
The Susquehanna Waldorf School, in Marietta, an independent school serving students from early childhood through eighth grade, will add a third mixed-age kindergarten class in the 2015-2016 academic year. Children ages 3 to 6 are eligible to enroll, and program options range from three half-days to five full-days, allowing flexibility to accommodate many schedules.
“At a time when so many young children are being asked to sit at desks for extensive periods of time, prepare for standardized tests and memorize words and numbers, we at The Susquehanna Waldorf School encourage early learning experiences that enable young children to develop self-confidence, independence and creative thinking,” explains Michelle Wann, admissions director.
Waldorf Early Childhood educates young children by attending to a strong daily rhythm, surrounding them in a home-like setting and offering natural, open-ended toys to allow for imaginative and creative play. Kindergarten students learn through balanced movement, storytelling, experiencing language through song and poems, sequencing, sensory integration, crafting and outdoor play. The kindergarten program supports the work of the young child—to play—with outdoor time, imaginative play and experiential learning.