Preschool in Bend, OR 97701
1625 NE Wells Acres Rd
Bend, OR 97701
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A Childs Garden preschool and kindergarten, a Waldorf inspired program, situated in beautiful Bend Oregon. Founded in 1998 and grown over the years to include the Daisies toddler class, preschools, the kindergarten, extended care and a Summer program.
We have recently started a new undertaking to create an Enchanted Garden in our wonderful playground. The children and families will be involved throughout the whole process, from conception to harvest and beyond. This will be a organic, edible garden that encourages families to work, play or just hang-out and enjoy their labors and nature first hand. Our progress can be seen at A Childs Garden page on facebook.
Our goal is to provide quality programs, inspired by the Waldorf philosophy, in a warm, calm, nurturing environment in which the imagination and creativity of the child will flourish. We will promote reverence and respect toward nature, our toys, classrooms and our relationships with our classmates, teachers and family. At A Childs Garden we will create an environment in which the child can grow and learn through his/her imitation of the healthy experiences around them in daily life. Laying the foundation for the wonder of learning and teaching them the skills needed for their life’s work of discovery.
Our community of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers work, to foster in each child a lifetime love of learning through our daily rhythm, which integrates arts, music, movement, crafts, drama and through play guides and support the children as they grow.
A Childs Garden is committed to equal-opportunity education and welcomes families of all ethnic, social and religious backgrounds.
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Founded by Austrian Philosopher Rudolf Steiner in 1919 and based on Anthroposophy. The Waldorf Curriculum is unique in the way it views the child and teaches to the whole, being the head, heart and the hand.
Steiner believed the child had a unique capacity for creativity and that they learnt in the early years by imitating, thereby engaging their will and doing.
Rudolf Steiner realized the great importance of imaginative play and through play how they discover language, communication, creativity, develop their senses and motor skills, social skills, abstract thinking and much more.
Waldorf Education is the fastest growing education in the world and is taught in Early childhood all the way through to High School.