Parents and infants birth - walking can explore and experience a calm rhythm that supports play, healthy self-initiated movement and the challenges of parenting post pandemic. Topics include Waldorf education, RIE and parenting the young child.
Our classroom is filled with open ended toys made of natural materials that offer many opportunities for imaginative play and safe climbing and movement. Parents and their children can explore and experience a calm rhythm that supports play, healthy self-initiated movement, imagination and imitation. Themes related to child development, Waldorf education and parenting the young child are explored through readings and facilitated discussions including:
* Healthy Development of Movement
* Rhythms in the Home
* Children in Nature
* The Importance of Warmth
* The 12 Senses
* Media & Technology
* The 4 Temperaments
* Family Life
* Meals with Children
* Discipline in Early Childhood
-- Yelp Reviews --
This is a wonderful, magical place for children. A wholesome environment with a beautiful outdoors. The owner, Diana Mei, has been teaching for over 35 years. With her wealth of experience, she brings a deep understanding and love of children to her school every day. Dedicated to learning more about children, she herself studies and provides her staff with continuing training. The school provides an encompassing Waldorf curriculum, from languages, art, stories, healthy food, animal care, gardening, crafts and, even, yoga.
Susan G., Berkeley, CA
We have three boys, and two out of the three have so far attended Rose Kindergarten in El Sobrante. Diana Mei taught at the East Bay Waldorf School before opening her own mixed-age kindergarten (age 3-7). We have been part of the school for three years now. Every day, the children have organic home made breakfasts and lunches, often with the kids helping to bake. They play, garden, help with the chickens, make beautiful watercolor paintings, and also do yoga and Spanish, with the help of various teacher assistants throughout the week. The children are outdoors as much as possible. Because it's a mixed age group, the older ones really learn to become and enjoy being "leaders" and helpers of the little ones, and the younger children love getting to play with the older ones, often their own siblings. Diana Mei is the best teacher we've seen, looking at and having been to other schools. She is gentle, warm, loving - things that you'd expect really from someone who's watching your children half the day. But, it is *obvious* she loves to be with children. She is wonderful with girls and really holds together the boys. Often they DO have different energy but Diana is magical with keeping the group together. She connects the parents as well, with monthly parent get-togethers and with holiday potluck events (Easter is a big one, with the kids hunting for eggs in her almost 1-acre place). During parent conferences, it still amazes my husband and me how well she knows our children, not just giving us a synopsis of their day to day activities, but really understanding their nature AND accepting them. Give her a call or send her an email. She often has Open Houses. Rose Kindergarten also offers morning classes for parents and babies and parents and tots, a great way for parents to connect with each other and for them to learn from one another.
M Q., San Francisco Bay Area
Acorn Farm, 5799 Oak Knoll Road, El Sobrante, California 94803, United States
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Parent-Infant Classes at Acorn Farm with Diana Mei