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).
NEW THIS FALL! For babies, Morning Garden is a time to share the joys and challenges of the week while enjoying a snack together. During floor time, parents note the developmental movement patterns of the children. Each class closes with finger plays and lullabies.
, 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 email@example.com.