Shepherd Valley Waldorf School K - 8



Sweet Pea Parent Child Program
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Shepherd Valley’s Parent Child Program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years of age and their parents.


Fall Semester, 9:30am-11:30am, 12 weeks, $360
Parent Orientation Monday, Sep 9, 6:30pm
Thursdays, Sep 12 - Dec 12, no classes Oct 31 or Nov 28 - or -
Fridays, Sep 13 - Dec 13, no classes Nov 1 or 29
+ monthly parent education evenings (dates TBD)

Winter/Spring Semester, 9:30am-11:30am, 15 weeks, $450
Parent Orientation Monday, Jan 13, 6:30pm
Thursdays, Jan 23 - May 22, no classes Feb 20, Apr 17, and 24 - or -
Fridays, Jan 24 - May 23, no classes Feb 21, Apr 18, and 25
+ monthly parent education evenings (dates TBD)


The young child’s very first learning experiences come to him through imitation of the adults around him. The Sweet Pea Garden offers plenty of opportunity for learning in a simple and beautiful home-like environment for the younger child who is not quite ready for separation from his parent. One morning a week he attends class with a parent or other caregiver. Guided by the teacher, parents work at simple, meaningful tasks in the room, while the children help or play freely. With the support of the parent and with the help of the trained teacher, the child begins to move into social play experiences. In addition to playtime, the morning includes circle time with attention to fine and gross motor movements, snack time, outdoor play, and story time.

Through classroom participation and observation, parents deepen their understanding of the young child, and specifically their own child, and experience first-hand the Waldorf approach to early childhood education. Regular parent evenings offer a time for study and discussion on topics relevant to the joys and challenges of family life and parenting the young child, and provide an opportunity for questions and for sharing about the classroom and home experiences.

1) Registration:

Sign up for Sweet Pea by completing the registration on-line or print and mail in the hardcopy registration.

2) Payment:

Payment can be paid on-line (below via paypal) or mailed in (check made to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School).

A $25 discount applies if you register and pay for both semesters at once. A 15% discount applies to the second child if you register 2 children in the same household for the same session.