A child in the first seven years is full of will and learns about the world through play. The five senses are awakening — every sight, sound, and taste is an experience to explore. A child at play is full of vitality, imagination, and curiosity. Play is truly the work of the young child, and the creativity and skill involved in free play are an essential foundation of intellectual thinking. The Early Childhood programs are pre-academic and address the developmental needs of the young child by creating a beautiful, nurturing environment where the young child can safely explore and create.
The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh offers Early Childhood programs for children ages 18 months through 6 years. Each of these programs is designed to meet the subtle developmental needs of children of a particular age:
- Little Friends Childcare, a half-day or full-day childcare program for children ages 18 months through 3 1/2 years
- Morning Garden, a Parent-Child program for children from infancy through 4 years
- Nursery, a 3 or 5 day program with half and full-day options for children ages 3 and 4
- Kindergarten, a 5 day program with half and full-day options for children ages 4 through 6
More information about applying for our Early Childhood programs can be found here.