At Singing Cedars, we strive to preserve childhood by providing a healthy environment that meets children in a holistic way, and to meet the growing child with an inspiring curriculum that fosters imagination and a life-long love of learning.
The mixed-age kindergarten serves children between ages three and seven years old. Considered a “forest kindergarten”, this class begins each day outdoors, and a Waldorf-based curriculum is brought within the context of nature. An indoor classroom space is used during the coldest weeks of winter, and for our afternoon extended care program. Throughout the year, we celebrate the changing seasons through song, story and special festival preparations.
Forest walk & free play
Monday (rice day) - watercolor painting
Children ages 6 and up experience the multidisciplinary approach to learning through the rhythm of the day. There is a deep connection to the environment as our lessons are integrated with observations and interactions in nature. Our grades classrooms provides a calming influence for the focused learning and restful times of the day. The curriculum is taught in a block system, each being 2-4 weeks long.
- Morning Lesson (subjects include Arithmetic, Language Arts, Form Drawing, and Nature Study)
- Snack and Recess
- Specialty Class (Spanish, Painting, Gardening, Movement, etc.)
- Lunch and Recess
- Rest and Read Aloud
- Forest Walk, Music or Handwork