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.
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, Nursery and mixed age Kindergarten classes, both in Waldorf schools and in home based programs.