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Parent-Tot program

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Our Forest Parent-Tot program invites children, birth - 3 years old, and their caregivers to be nurtured in nature together. During fall and spring sessions, families gather once a week to be led through the beautiful woodland trails around Aurora Waldorf School and experience the wonder of a Waldorf approach to education.

Spring Parent-Toddler Forest Program

During this Spring session, families will be welcomed to explore the beautiful fields and forest around Aurora Waldorf School each week during a 90-minute class for adults and their toddlers who are walking and eager to get their feet on the ground and for babies in carriers. Activities include forest hikes, outdoor free play/exploration, circle time, seasonal songs, puppetry, and nature-based projects and crafts.

Research shows that forest programs help build curious, confident, resilient, team-oriented children who hold a strong connection to the natural world. Furthermore, encountering hills to climb and descend, mud to squish in, and rooted forest floors to navigate amidst all types of weather support childrens’ sensory development - a primary focus of Waldorf early childhood education.

Classes meet one (1) day per week from 10:00 am -11:30 am for a total of 10 classes this spring.

  • Tuesdays - March 22nd - April 5th, April 26th - June 6th
  • Wednesdays - March 23rd - April 6th, April 27th - June 7th
  • Thursdays - March 24th - April 7th, April 28th - June 9th
  • Fridays - March 25th - April 8th, April 29th - June 10th

Cost: $235 per family, not per child

Suggested age: Infant to 3 years old

Required: Water bottle, snacks, diaper, wipes, sturdy waterproof boots for you and your child, change of clothes, and weather appropriate outerwear for children and adults.Rain pants or rainsuit, rain boots, and sun hat are all a necessity. Looking for rain gear suggestions? Check this out: Ebay, Mercari, and children’s second hand shops are also great ways to purchase previously-loved outdoor gear at a more accessible price point.

Application: Enrollment for classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices of days. Once you have been notified of placement, AWS will contact you about payment. Payment in full is required to reserve your placement in the Parent-Toddler program. Payments are non-refundable after the program begins.

Apply today!