Parent & Child Program: An Oasis for the Young Child

Our Parent and Child classes offer a supportive, nurturing environment for parents and their young children. Come join us for a beautiful 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 school). Please see schedule for session offerings.

Orientations: Held at the beginning of each session. Registrants are notified of day and time.

Visiting Opportunities: We have three options for families who would like to try out the program before registering for a full session.

  • Morning Visit - Parent visits from 9-9:45 (parent only attends)
  • Peek into the Class - Parent registers for one day of class (parent and child attend)
  • Taste of the Program - Parent registers for four consecutive days of the session (parent and child attend)

All are by arrangement and on a first-come, first-served basis. To arrange, please contact Kerry Myers, Enrollment Director, at or 818-349-1394, x211.

Tuesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, January 28 - March 31
(Ages 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years) (No class February 18)

Wednesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, January 8 - April 1
(Ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years) (No class February 19)

Thursday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, January 9 - April 2
(Ages 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years) (No class February 20)

Class fees vary; click 'Sign Up Now' below for details:


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Tuesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, April 21 - June 9

Thursday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, April 23 - June 11

Friday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, April 24 - June 12
(Please email Kerry Myers if you would like to register for this class)

Spring Class Fee: 8 classes $400


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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 Shabazi 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.