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Morning Garden Program for Toddlers

 
Walking Toddlers (approximately 12 to 30 months)
 
   Fall Session, 10-week session on Mondays, 9:00a.m.-11:15a.m. - $230  
  • September 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16
 
ABOUT MORNING GARDEN
WSA's Morning Garden is a special gathering where young children 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 bring a precious moment of peace into your lives.
 
Approximately six families gather weekly for Morning Garden at our Inman Park campus (1015 Edgewood Avenue, NE, Atlanta 3030).
 
Morning Garden activities include:
  • Outdoor play as children experience freedom through movement.
  • Circle time, lasting about ten minutes, brings seasonal songs, nursery rhymes, and verses through movement.
  • Snack preparation, social graces and the art of conversation.
  • During free play (the work of the child!), a true imaginative faculty begins to develop as children learn about sharing, taking risks, role modeling, and resolving conflict.
  • While keeping a loving eye on the children, parents engage in purposeful work (simple crafts and projects) and share ideas and experiences, facilitated by articles.
  • The teacher presents a short story, bringing to life objects from nature
  • Morning Garden ends with a goodbye song.
 
Information related to COVID: The Morning Garden classes will primarily be held outdoors. During inclement weather, the adults will wear masks when in the indoor classroom. If there is a mandatory lockdown, the teacher will discuss with parents options for moving forward. 
 
For more information, contact WSA Enrollment Director, Stacey Alston at (404) 377-1315 Ext.1 or salston@waldorfatlanta.org.
 
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.