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RSSAA - Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Early Childhood

Our Early Childhood Program is a world where children enter a warm, natural environment, full of activity and the chance to let their natural capacities blossom. Teachers engage strongly with every child, helping each develop a voice in the class, and creating a safe, nurturing environment for children to develop social, emotional and physical skills.

Playful Curiosity

Early Childhood Vitality and playful curiosity are fostered every day through outdoor exploration of the natural world. We offer time each morning in our fields and forest for our students to examine puddles and plants, to skip and dig, to play with new friends, and learn to negotiate and cooperate. While experiencing this relaxed immersion into the natural world, students begin acquiring the social and organizational skills necessary for lifelong learning.

Creative Play and Daily Tasks

As young children begin their education outside the home, social skills and care for their environment are among the first things parents want their children to develop. We help parents by giving their children the necessary tools to be considerate and caring while experiencing “circle time,” creative play and preparing nourishing snacks with their new friends.

Time for Wonder

Children delight in learning world literature through storytelling and puppetry in rooms filled with light and warmth. Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Movement and the Arts are introduced in a manner that is natural, balanced and developmentally appropriate for children, laying a strong foundation for academic learning in the higher grades. The unhurried atmosphere in our Early Childhood program gives children time to integrate all of these new experiences.

For more information about how our curriculum meets the growing and future needs of the young child, please contact the Early Childhood Coordinator at 734.995.4141.
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America