Early Childhood Education
Mulberry Waldorf School has a thriving early childhood program with classes for parents with infants, parents with toddlers, Morning Garden Preschool for ages 3 and 4, and Kindergarten.
Morning Garden Preschool (Ages 3 and 4)
The Morning Garden preschool program is a gentle start for children three to four years of age. Our program is intended to be a child’s first independent school experience. Morning Garden preschool is developed around daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms with two teachers working together with a maximum of twelve children. Mulberry Waldorf School is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act.
A great deal of importance is given to free, imaginative play. Our beautiful classroom is a homelike space, free of loud colours and clutter and where toys are simple and made of natural materials to encourage a child’s full sense of imagination to develop. It is through play that children develop capacities for the future: creativity, problem-solving, cooperation, resilience, and imagination.
At the start of the day, children busy themselves with seasonal tasks during free play in the form of raking, gardening, building with wood, splashing in puddles, or playing in the sandpit. After a song to transition to morning circle, children go inside to enjoy a wholesome, homemade snack. After snack time, children help tidy up and have an hour of indoor play. The morning ends with a puppet story and movement circle.
A healthy lunch of brown rice, vegetable soup, quinoa, or pasta, with added organic beans, legumes, or beans plus fresh fruits and vegetables is served. After lunch, children who stay for the morning are picked up and children who stay for the afternoon will have a rest time before heading back outside for outdoor play.
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Phone: (613) 542-0669.
The Morning Garden program takes place in a classroom and play yard licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act. Once children are settled into the school year, teachers will bring the children on short walks around the school perimeter.
We are closed for Professional Activity days, Professional Development days, two weeks over the winter holidays, two weeks over March Break, and all statutory holidays. We do not offer camp programs for Morning Garden during PD days and holidays. Our program does not operate over the summer.