Where children, ages 2 1/2 to 6, blossom and flourish in an environment filled with play, meaningful work, and healthy rhythms that meet their developmental needs to prepare them for a healthy beginning in elementary education.
What Some of our Parents have to Say,
"My daughter and I love Ms. Abigail and her ducks and ducklings class. It’s has a nice routine with time for songs, play, snack and wonderful interaction revolving around the Waldorf teaching style." Julie Westley - Parent
“I am in love with this school! And so is my child! He loves going there and has truly blossomed and grown so much. I am seriously blown away by the teachers and their devotion and passion for teaching these kids with such a nurturing, compassionate and loving spirit. Their hearts are so in what they do and they cherish each and every child as precious and valuable making them the priority. They have absolutely gone above and beyond in answering any questions I have had, and they have been so helpful in educating about the Waldorf method and it's magical ways it influences a child. I have been so inspired and it has only grown my love of Waldorf even more! I can not recommend this school enough! If you are searching for a safe, loving, play-based, creative environment for your child, this is the place to be!” Caroline Smart - Golden Acorn parent
“Our family is so grateful to have found Acorn KinderHouse! Our daughter loves Ms. Abigail and the warm rhythm and routine suit her so well. We love the focus on nature and play based learning and more self-control in her little 3.5 year old self and making up her own songs and more! Thank you Acorn KinderHouse teachers!” Kristen Doescher - Parent "This is a beautiful place for toddlers and young children to grow into strong, mindful and creative kindergarteners. The teacher, Abigail, is a loving, caring, mindful and calm woman. " Fran S. - Parent❤️
The KinderHouse is concerned with the overall development of each child. The Waldorf trained teacher's goal is to provide the children with experiences which can become a part of their lives as well as prepare them for future school tasks.
Our curriculum is informed by the writings of Rudolf Steiner and what has come to be known as Waldorf Education. Through the first years of life young children want to be part of every real activity the grownups do. The children joyfully imitate our daily work of sweeping, gardening, washing, cooking, and beautifying our environment. The teacher involves the children in activities in which the teacher is the model for the child, in meaningful movements and purposeful use of language. In this atmosphere of beauty and rhythm. the teacher works to cultivate the healthy development of the child.
Studies show that children learn about the world through their senses, by watching and listening to the adults in their lives and then imitating them. The Waldorf curriculum strives to provide models that are meaningful and, therefore, the teacher is seen cooking, painting, sewing and building. Children willingly participate in all these activities. Language is also learned through imitation with stories, songs and verses carefully selected for their literary value and social content. Our goal is to bring wholesome sensory experiences that present ideas and actions worthy of imitation. Fine literature, folk tales, nature stories, simple songs and live music are preferred to the overly stimulating sensory images, violence and questionable values that are so common in the media.
Play is an important part of the Waldorf curriculum. It is not just a break from real “work”. It is accurate to think of play as the “work” of children. A child learns social skills, language skills, and motor skills through play. When building, a child is experimenting with principles of science and mathematics such as balance, weight, shapes, measurements and observation. These hands on experiences form a foundation for later academic study in science and math.