Highland Hall Waldorf School

Parent & Child Program

Where Children Come to Play and Parents Come to Learn

Come explore the joys and challenges of raising young children and learn from the guidance of a skilled teacher.  Meet other parents, discuss articles and topics related to parenting, and learn how to create a nurturing home life. This class provides a great introduction to Waldorf Education and lays the foundation for later learning.


Our Infant and Toddler Classes offer a balance between group activities and free play where parents learn about their children and themselves through observation and demonstrations from the teacher. Skills such as setting boundaries, listening, and clear communication are practiced. Our warm and inviting play space includes beautiful, imaginative toys that are designed to inspire greater curiosity and learning.


Parent & Child Referral Bonus
We’re excited to offer a $50 referral bonus to families who refer a new family to our program.

Offer details: Bonus applies when new families enroll in a complete session. Registrant must list referrer on their registration for how they heard about Highland Hall. Does not apply to Summer Session. Bonus is not retroactive. Applies to new registrants only.



Early Childhood Center Open House

Bring your little one and get to know our teachers. Experience the beautiful play space, see and touch the toys, share a bit of the magic that makes our program special. The instructors will walk you through what the program looks like and answer any questions you may have. Click here to RSVP.


Fall Open House - Sat. Oct. 7, 9:30-11:30 am
Winter Open House - Sat. Feb. 10, 9:30-11:30 am

New Parent Orientation

Please join us for an in-depth conversation with our Parent and Child Program teachers to learn about the philosophy and structure of the class. This is a required event for our new families and an optional event for our returning families.

     Monday, Sept. 11 - Cancelled; to be rescheduled
     Monday, Jan. 22, 1:00-2:30 pm, (Adults only)


Our Teachers

Parent & Child Classes are taught by Elizabeth Shahbazi who has an MS in Educational Psychology and over thirty years’ experience teaching young children and working with families as well as 17 years' experience teaching Highland Hall's Parent and Child Program classes. Mrs. Shahbazi’s work is based on the principles of Waldorf Education and Magda Gerber, founder of RIE™.


Parent & Infant and Parent & Child classes are taught by Tischia Bluske, a certified Waldorf early childhood educator with over ten years of experience working with young children and their parents.  She has taught Parent & Child, Nursery and mixed age Kindergarten classes, both in Waldorf schools and in home based programs. 



Parent & Infant classes are for children ages 6 weeks to 10 months.  

Parent & Toddler classes are for children ages 10 months to 2 years. 

Parent & Child classes are for children 1 year to 2½ years. 



Who Attends: Children ages 6 weeks to 2 ½ years (on the first day of the session) come with one parent (or caregiver, nanny, grandparent).


Make-up Classes: Due to limited enrollment, missed classes cannot be made up on different days.

To Enroll: Please be certain of the day you select. For class schedule & registration, click here.

Spaces are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Attendance in a prior session does not guarantee registration in another session. To ensure attendance, register as soon as possible.


Questions: For registration information, contact Kerry Myers at kmyers@highlandhall.org or call 818-349-1394, ext. 211.