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3-Day Pre-K

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Your child’s earliest years at Aurora Waldorf School will nurture and protect the wonder of childhood in a structured and consistent environment. With a simple daily rhythm and the use of natural materials, children gain a sense of security in an environment that is beautiful, true, and good.

Based on the Waldorf philosophy of child development, which has withstood the test of time, our program is designed to bring forth children’s reverence and joy for living as well as a willingness to work.

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Pre-Kindergarten for 3 & 4 year olds
Class Size 12 students
One Lead Teacher & One Assistant 1:6 Adult to Child Ratio
3 Day a Week Schedule Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Afternoon Care Available Lunch Bunch Program
12:15 pm - 2:50 pm

(*Thursday dismissal is at 12:15pm for students in Pre-K – Grade 5, unless signed up for an aftercare program.)

Daily activities are rich with:

  • Storytelling, puppetry, singing, finger plays, poetry and games
  • Artistic activities (watercolor painting, crayoning, beeswax modeling, and wool crafts)
  • Imaginative play and dramatization
  • Domestic arts (cooking, baking, sewing, washing and cleaning)
  • Nature walks and developmental movement opportunities

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Afternoon Lunch Bunch Program

For full-day Pre-K students, the school offers a structured afternoon program from 12:15pm to 2:50pm. Parents are responsible for providing a nutritious lunch for their “lunch buncher," or families can take advantage of our wonderful lunch program, with daily meals prepared in-house by our own school chef. More information and lunch purchase forms can be found here. Advanced registration is necessary for the lunch bunch program.

Morning Rhythm

  • Creative free play (indoor or outdoor depending on the season). Activities may include:
    • Artistic work (painting/coloring)
    • Baking (bread/birthday cake)
    • Handwork (seasonal projects)
  • Tidy classroom
  • Circle time
  • Bathroom and hand-washing
  • Snack may include:
    • Rice
    • Oatmeal
    • Whole grain bread
  • Clear table, sweep and wash dishes
  • Rest time and story
  • Bathroom and hand-washing
  • Outdoor play and hike

Dismissal for Half-Day Students

Afternoon Lunch Bunch Rhythm

  • Continued outdoor play
  • Bathroom and hand-washing
  • Lunch
  • Lunch clean up
  • Rest time with a story and lullabies
  • Outdoor play

Dismissal for Full-Day Students