Parent Child Group – Summer 2017

DMS is pleased to offer a summer series of Parent & Child/Infant playgroup for children 0-3.5 years old, providing parents with an opportunity to learn more about the principles of Waldorf Early Childhood education and how they can be applied in the home. The atmosphere is one of warm and supportive companionship with other families, facilitated by a Waldorf playgroup teacher to form a beautiful experience for both parents and children.

Summer Session Registration Open

Ages:

Children 0-3.5 years old 

Dates, Time & Location:

Classes Start Friday June 23 (Class Dates: Jun 23, June 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28)

8:30-10:30am – Early Childhood Classroom

Fees:

$120 for 6 sessions plus $40 material fees

50% discount for siblings – no fee for siblings under 6 months old

Nutritious snack included

Class availability dependent on sufficient enrollment

Register for Parent Child

Children come to…

  • Explore a child-friendly environment that challenges and nurtures, with simple play materials.
  • Delight in special attention given to support their unfolding interests, motor abilities, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience social interaction in play that stimulates their speech and language development.
  • Engage with other children at their stage of development, while developing social capacities.
  • Explore nature through gardening, nature walks, and caring for farm animals.

Parents come and…

  • Experience an environment that encourages the valuable exchange of ideas and information.
  • Explore the value of observation in seeing and understanding what their children are doing and how they are learning as they play.
  • Delight in the joy of sharing songs and games with their children that support speech and language development.
  • Meet other parents and find a community of sharing and support.
  • Discover new tips for parenting and caregiving.

Come to playgroup with Ms. Tiffany…

Tiffany Manoukian is an early childhood staff member in our Private Kindergarten program, who is currently enrolled in the LifeWays, North America Early Childhood Certification program. Tiffany’s greatest joy is being a mom to three blessings, a boy and two little girls. She also loves to garden, hang out with her backyard chickens, explore the natural beauty of Arizona, attend ballet performances and study everything about Waldorf Education. She has started a Waldorf Homeschooling Co-Op and has participated in parent child programs at Tucson Waldorf School. She loves to celebrate the festivals and make crafts.