Parent & Child Program: An Oasis for the Young Child

Come join us for a supportive and nurturing program of group activities, free play, snack time, discussion, and outdoor play infused with Waldorf and RIE™ principles. Our warm and inviting play space includes beautiful, imaginative toys designed to inspire greater curiosity and freedom to explore. Meet other parents, share parenting success stories as well as challenges, and discuss interesting and inspiring articles and parenting topics. Parents and children relish the experience!

Ages: Classes are offered for infants 4 months to 12 months; toddlers 12 months to 2 ½ years; and children 2 ½ - 3 ½ years (on the first day of class). Please see schedule for session offerings.

Curious about the program? We have options for families who would like to learn more before signing up:

  • Visit Us- During these times, by RSVP, you can see the space and meet with the teacher for an overview of the of the Parent and Child program philosophies, rhythm of the class, things to know before you start and an opportunity to ask questions:
    • TBD
  • Peek into a class - Parent visits from 9-9:45 am (parent only attends)
  • Attend a class - Parent registers for one day of class (parent and child attend) if space is available.
All are by arrangement and on a first-come, first-served basis. To arrange, please contact Lara Chanley, Enrollment and Admissions Manager, at 818-349-1394, x222.

Other events:

Due to covid restrictions, our Parent and Child program is currently on pause for Fall.  
Check back here for updates if we able to hold a class for Winter!

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.




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 has been an educator in Waldorf schools, home based early childhood programs, and home-school cooperatives for over 15 years. Miss Tischia is currently a co-director of the Waldorf Institute of  Southern California where she holds an early childhood teaching certificate from 2006. Miss Tischia’s work is based on the principles of Waldorf education and Emmi Pikler.