The Brooklyn Waldorf School currently has three Kindergarten classes. Kindergartens are held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We offer a mixed age Kindergarten classroom with children aged 4 - 6 years. Children are four before the start of the program.
The Kindergartens provide a warm and loving environment in which each child’s imaginative capacities are fostered where the teacher supports the development of creative, practical, and social skills. Although the Kindergarten programs are pre-academic, the children begin to receive the foundations for elementary-age learning through various activities: circle time and story telling provide a foundation for language arts; rhythmic games, songs, and guided movement help to develop a relationship to space, numbers, and mathematics; exposure to the natural world provides the foundation for the life sciences; creative play lays the foundation for self-motivated learning; artistic activity fosters creative problem solving and the development of integrated life skills.