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.


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. 

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.

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. 




Classes are for children 1 year to 2½ years (on the first day of the session) and 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 or call 818-349-1394, ext. 211.