Young Children are naturally curious about the world. They learn through observing and imitating what they see. The Waldorf School of Baltimore’s Children’s Garden is a child-centered environment in which qualified Waldorf teachers nurture each child’s natural curiosity, enthusiasm, and innate ability to learn. Our Parent and Child program serves families with children from infancy to age three. The Transitional Nursery, Nursery, and Kindergarten programs serve children ages two and a half to six.
In the Children’s Garden, the consistent rhythmic structure of the day is geared to the developmental needs of young children. Each day includes free play, outdoor exploration, and teacher-lead activities such as story-telling, circle, gardening, painting, woodworking, and eurythmy . Every experience is intentionally structured to help children form the initial building blocks for long-term academic success and the foundation for a satisfying life.
Classic children’s literature, told orally or accompanied by puppetry, feeds children’s imagination, builds vocabulary, and supports the development of language and literacy. Students learn to listen respectfully and concentrate. Talented teachers plant the seeds of empathy through the care and nurturing they give each child, serving as role models for the development of loving hearts.
Daily activities, such as preparing meals and caring for the classroom, allow children to explore elementary concepts of math and chemistry, build social skills, and practice real-world problem-solving. Students also celebrate life and the changing of the seasons with festivals and activities.
To learn more, email the Admissions Office or call: 410-367-6808, ext. 202.