In Kindergarten, the curriculum is based on the importance of play and imagination. The child awakening into his or her will is a being of imitation, learning from what others do, say, think and feel. What the teacher does, what she says, her mood and her demeanor are all immensely important from the Waldorf point of view.
The child’s play includes
- Outdoor and indoor cooperative play,
- Music and movement
- Storytelling, puppet shows and reenactment by the children
- Artistic activities such as watercolor painting, beeswax modeling and baking.
- Handwork activities, such as finger crochet and sewing, are done weekly.
The beauty and comfort of the Early Childhood environment plants the seeds of reverence for all that surrounds us, and provides a place of joy, comfort and loving spirit in which the young child can explore, work with others and gain confidence and security in their world.