Parent & Child Program

Where Children Come to Play and Parents Come to Learn

Our classes offer a gentle balance of group activities and free play, inviting parents to learn about their children and themselves through observation and guidance from a Waldorf-trained teacher. Our warm and inviting play space includes beautiful, imaginative toys that are designed to inspire greater curiosity and learning. Join us to meet other parents, discuss articles and topics related to parenting, and learn how to create a nurturing home life.

Ages: Classes are for children 1 year to 2½ years (on the first day of the session) and one parent (or caregiver, nanny, grandparent). There is a limit of 7 children per class.

Times: All classes are held from 8:45 to 11:15 am unless otherwise specified.

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

Please be certain of the day you select. 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: Contact Kerry Myers at or call 818-349-1394, ext. 211.

Tuesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, Jan. 29 - March 26
(No class Feb. 19)
Wednesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, Jan. 30 - March 27
(No class Feb. 20)
Thursday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, Jan. 31 - March 28
(No class Feb. 21)
Friday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, Feb. 1 - March 29
(No class Feb. 22) - (registration not yet available)
Winter Class Fee: 8 weeks $400
Tuesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, April 2 - June 11 
(No class April 16, 23)
Wednesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, April 3 - June 12 
(No class April 17, 24)
Thursday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, April 4 - June 13
(No class April 18, 25)
Friday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, April 5 - June 14
(No class April 19, 26) - (registration not yet available)
Spring Class Fee: 9 weeks $450

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 see schedule for our next Open House.


Elizabeth Shahbazi 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™.
Tischia Bluske is a certified Waldorf early childhood educator with over ten years of experience working with young children and their parents.  She has taught Parent & Child, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes, both in Waldorf schools and in home based programs.