Transitional, mixed age kindergarten classroom

KINDERGARTEN

The academic program at The Waldorf School of Mendocino County places an emphasis on every aspect of student growth and development, while meeting state requirements. Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow us to offer a comfortable and inclusive educational environment, while ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need.

Our Kindergarten classrooms are a place of beauty and adventure, cultivating the capacities of young students. Kindergarten is a two-year program serving children 4-6 years old in a mixed-age classroom. 

Watercolor painting, drawing, handcrafts, beeswax modeling, cooking, baking, puppet shows, and other artistic activities reveal the wonders of creativity to the children.  Circle games, movement activities, and outdoor play increase the children's physical strength, agility, and grace.  A feeling of security is nurtured in the shaded, graceful beauty of the kindergarten surroundings, allowing the children to reach out and explore their environment, to let their curiosity develop, and to begin a lifelong process of learning and engagement with the world.

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Kindergarten - Time to Play, Time to Learn

Kindergarteners washing hands before a meal together.
Kindergarten Yard Acorn Play Hut
The kindergarten class working on their woodworking projects.
Outdoor play in a Waldorf kindergarten often leads to basic engineering concepts.
In our kindergarten program children help prepare daily meals.
Natural light and a warm inviting space for our kindergarteners