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Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9
Phone: 403-287-1868 | Fax: 403-287-3414
Info@calgarywaldorf.org

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS FOR 2020/2021

The Calgary Waldorf School Kindergarten provides a gentle transition into a more structured learning environment. The Kindergarten teacher works to create a warm and safe environment. Each day and week provide an ordered, gentle and dependable rhythm.

At this age, children learn by doing. The teacher and assistant engage in domestic, practical and artistic activities which the children imitate readily: baking, carpentry, painting, crafts, singing, dancing, outdoor play and celebrating festivals to mark the change of seasons.

Purposeful tasks such as preparing snacks, caring for the room and gardening help the children develop an awareness of working on behalf of a group. Children are also taught to play cooperative games, respect boundaries and follow directions. Regular storytelling enhances their capacity to listen and comprehend.

A sense of reverence and gratitude is woven through all of the daily experiences in a Waldorf Kindergarten.

In the Kindergarten, the seeds of science and the humanities begin. By stimulating the imagination, cultivating a sense of wonder and developing an enthusiasm for work, Kindergarten prepares young children for intellectual learning in the years ahead.

Kindergarten Program Options

Our Kindergarten class offers a mixed age group for children 4 years 8 months to 6 years of age compromising of the following three program options.

Full Day Kindergarten: For 4 years 8 months to 5 + year-olds.
Children must be born between Sept. 1/ 14 and Dec. 31/15
5 days per week: 8:22 am to 3:00 pm

Half Day Kindergarten: For 4 years 8 months to 5 + year-olds.
Children must be born between Sept. 1/ 14 and Dec. 31/15
5 days per week: 8:22 am to 12:00 pm

Full Day Senior Kindergarten: For 5 ½ and 6 year-olds.
Children must be born between Sept 1/14 and Dec 31/14.
5 days per week: 8:22 am to 3:00 pm
(This program is for 5 1/2 and 6 year-old children who have already attended kindergarten, but would benefit from a transition year before entering Grade One.)

Aftercare Program & Early Drop Off
The Calgary Waldorf School offers an Aftercare program to children enrolled in our Kindergarten, Preschool and Grades One to Six Programs. The Aftercare Programs operate from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm each school day. Early morning drop-off is an option for children registered in our Early Childhood Programs (subject to minimum enrolment).

Choosing Your Child’s Program
Depending on your child’s age, you may be able to choose between more than one program. Your choice of program may have a bearing on how your child moves through the different programs in future years. Please speak with Admissions if you have questions to this regard.