Parent & Child Program: A Waldorf Approach 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!

Late Spring 2024 Session


Playgroup Class: May 7 through June 25, 8:45-10:45 am, $320 -
This Class is now full. Pls fill out the waiting list.


Playgroup Class: May 9 through June 27, 8:45-10:45 am, $320 - This Class is now full. Pls fill out the waiting list.


Playgroup Class: May 11 through June 29, 8:45-10:45 am, $320



Note:  There is no Pre-Walking Infant Class being offered at this time.  If you are interested but none of these times offered fit your schedule, please fill out our Waiting List Form.


The first three years of a child's life are a time of profound growth and discovery. A supportive community for parents and caregivers awaits you in our seasonal classes. Families explore parenting joys and challenges through quiet observation of the children at play.  We explore topics such as creating a family rhythm and child development within the supportive lens of Waldorf Education, in a nurturing setting where all are welcome and valued. 
Infant Classes - Pre-Walking - These weekly sessions foster free mobility and social development in a caring and nurturing environment. Adults enjoy a period of quiet observation as their calm, quiet attention supports the children and themselves. There is also time for sharing joys and challenges while exploring areas of interest such as the importance of self-care for parents, respectful and authentic parenting principles, family rhythm, warmth, sleep, and loving boundaries.
Playgroup Classes - Walking to 3 years old - As the children discover the joy of playing with friends on our forested campus and in our beautiful Waldorf classrooms, parents enjoy getting to know each other while engaged in productive and nourishing work. Principles of Waldorf Education and parenting practices that support family life and child development are experienced directly and explored through conversation.
  • Snack for the children will be provided.  All should be dressed comfortably for walking outdoors as we may be journeying around our garden & farm.
  • Children 2 years & 9 months old can start our Preschool program.

Would you like to learn more before signing up? Visit Us! Make an appointment to tour our campus, see the space, and get 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.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Lara Chanley, Enrollment Director, at [email protected] or 818-349-1394 x 208.





Our Parent Child Classes are led by Janine Harrison & Maria Haddad.  Janine brings over 25 years of experience in early childhood education, and Maria Haddad, a graduate of the Waldorf Institute of So CA, is currently one of our Preschool teachers.
The warm & inviting play space includes imaginative toys designed to inspire greater curiosity and learning.
Where Children Come to Play and Parents Come to Learn