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Waldorf preschool where children get to be children.


Our Preschool is designed to meet the needs of the young child as they make their first venture from home to school. Preschool is for children 2.9-4 years of age.

Because young children are open to the world and take in deeply what they hear, see and feel, our nursery provides a comforting environment full of warmth and beauty. The rhythm of the Waldorf day is calm and structured, designed to complement the pace at which young children meaningfully interact with their world. Natural fiber cloths, simple wooden toys, shells and stones, hand-made puppets, and child-sized furniture and dishes allow children to engage in imaginative activities.  Our Waldorf preschool in Ukiah is a play-based preschool where the young child learns many things through play.  Read more about The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education here

Sample Daily Rhythm for Preschool


  • Arrive in the play yard

  • Hand washing

  • Activity of the day (painting, chopping, drawing, bread making, seasonal crafts)

  • Indoor Creative Play

  • Circle time

  • Hand washing

  • Snack and Cleanup

  • Outside Creative Play

  • Hand washing

  • Storytime/ Puppet Show

  • Lunch and Cleanup 

  • Outside Play until Pick-up Time

Proudly serving the educational needs of Mendocino County including

the communities of Calpella, Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Willits, Potter Valley, and Talmage

Discovery and Learning

Preschoolers at Mendocino Waldorf School in Ukiah washing their watercolor brushes, showcasing the s
Waldorf preschool outdoor play
Indoor play at our Waldorf preschool
Bread making day at preschool.
Waldorf preschoolers working together.
Lantern making in the preschool
Outdoor imaginative play is fostered in our preschool
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