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Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:00

Waldorf School Early Childhood Programs: Growing Up Strong

 

WHAT IF THE EDGE WE GAVE OUR CHILDREN WAS PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING?

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2020-2021?
All classes will be held on our one-of-a-kind Forest campus, located on Spa State Park Land (45 Kaydeross Avenue West)

• Half day, full day, extended day options for mixed-agekindergarten (children ages 3-6):
     - Half day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
     - Full day: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     - Extended day: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     - Pre-morning care beginning at 7:30 a.m.

• Formerly our 2Day Program for 2-3 years olds is now: 
     21 months to 3 years. Can attend 2 or 3 or 5 days per week: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Extended day available for children who are 3-years-old

With the safety and well-being of all of our students, families and staff our top priority, we are committed to bringing a high-quality Waldorf education to our community through these swiftly changing times. Flexibility and adaptability will be our cornerstones. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of our flexible program:

CONTINUED FOCUS ON OUTDOOR LEARNING
There’s no time like the present to be outside. It’s good for the spirit, allows for social distancing and reduces transmission rates. It’s also an essential part of a Waldorf experience and something we have always done. Now more than ever, we’re prepared to continue with outdoor learning and expand existing opportunities.

IN-PERSON/POD LEARNING
We’re planning for in-person education by arranging our students into small groups or pods to follow best safety practices.

EDUCATION BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
As options for in-person learning are restricted, our programming adapts. Individualized group and Zoom lessons, socially-distanced home visits by faculty, Google Classroom assignments, take-home work, video sharing and projects - our flexible program will continue to evolve to meet student and family needs.

WALDORF WITHIN REACH SLIDING SCALE TUITION
Brand new in 2020, our sliding scale tuition model pairs an unbiased algorithm with your unique financial situation to determine an equitable and realistic cost of education. Finances shouldn’t be the barrier to a Waldorf education for your children! 

NEW! FLEXTUITION
As the needs arise, our program encompasses various combinations of in-person and virtual learning and our tuition levels adjust accordingly. All programs include a full-year fee of $500 to hold each student’s space for the entire year.

In the Early Childhood Programs, when we are unable to hold in-person classes, families may opt in for educational pause (no tuition) or a virtual classroom/home curriculum experience (20% tuition).

FULL COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
We’re following government regulations and best practices issued by New York State, the CDC, and our local Department of Health.  Our small class sizes, large classroom spaces, safety upgrades and multiple campuses promote health and well-being. 

CALL FOR A VIRTUAL OR PRIVATE TOUR TODAY:
Elisabeth Garofalo, Admissions Coordinator: 518-587-2224 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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