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, incorporating RIE™ and Waldorf principles.  Parents are invited to learn about their children and themselves through observation and guidance from a RIE™ and 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.  We encourage you to read the Parent & Child Program Guide to further understand the program.

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, 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
Tuesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, July 2 - July 30 
Wednesday, 8:45 am to 11:15 am, July 3 - July 31 
Summer Class Fee: 5 weeks $250
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.