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Morning Garden Program for Toddlers

 

   Spring Session, 12-weeks on Mondays and Fridays, 9:00a.m.-11:15a.m. - $275

  • Mondays: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17
  • Fridays: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
 
ABOUT MORNING GARDEN
WSA's Morning Garden Parent/Toddler program is a special gathering where young children (approximately 12 to 30 months) and their parents, guided by a Waldorf teacher, enjoy a rhythmic morning of songs, movement, handwork, snack, and conversation. Parents meet and learn from each other, sharing life experiences and insights, while modeling for the children the joy of meaningful activity. The Morning Garden program is an opportunity to enjoy your children and to bring a precious moment of peace into your lives. Approximately 6 to 7 families participate in each class.
 
Information related to COVID, 2020-21 School Year: The Morning Garden classes are being held outdoors in a Decatur park. While learning to socialize, young children will also have an opportunity to experience and enjoy the elements. Adults will work on simple crafts, while conversing on topics brought by the teacher, including developmental phases of childhood and how parenting offers a chance for adult reflection. Each family will bring their own picnic blanket, and the circle of blankets will create an intimate space, while clearly delineating a boundary to keep the distance needed during these times. It is on this circle of blankets that participants will enjoy finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and a snack brought from home. Adults are required to wear masks during the program, except when eating. The teacher will provide soap and water for washing hands (camp style) and hand sanitizer is also encouraged for each family.
 
There will be an orientation on Zoom prior to each session so the teacher can share details on health protocols and answer any questions parents may have. 

Classes are filled in the order the applications are received. Contact Stacey Alston, Enrollment Director, at 404-377-1315 Ext. 1 or salston@waldorfatlanta, for more information.
 
Jolie Luba, our Morning Garden teacher, grew up in São Paulo, Brazil. When one of her two brothers joined a Waldorf kindergarten, the whole family was drawn to Anthroposophy in different ways. Jolie received her degree from the University of São Paulo in Psychology, and she earned her Waldorf Early Childhood teaching certification from Casa de Cultura Três Fontes - Campinas, SP.  Jolie taught in WSA's kindergarten program from 2006 to 2012. Then, for two years, Jolie returned to Brazil to work in the public school system, offering continuing education lectures about Waldorf Education. She also directed Escola Jardim Primavera, a Waldorf initiative in Ubatuba, SP. Jolie and her husband have a son who graduated from WSA. This is Jolie's fifth year at our Inman Park campus, teaching a class for 2 to 4 years old and our Morning Garden program. Jolie enjoys working with children and adults alike, and she is also passionate about creating opportunities for adults to talk about death and dying, while reflecting on life and living. Her hobbies include dancing and sky-gazing.