Lincoln Square Campus

Waldorf Early Childhood Center Growing More than Roots in Lincoln Square
In keeping with the values of a Waldorf Education, we are proud to announce that our Early Childhood Center is designed specifically for little people, with special attention to simplicity and imagination. We know from 40 years of experience that young children flourish and learn best in the comfort of a homelike environment, which offers warmth, security and many opportunities for movement.

The Chicago Waldorf School's new Early Childhood Center has opened as a vibrant new neighbor in the Lincoln Square neighborhood (at 2156 W. Montrose and Lincoln Ave.).

Here are some of the Center's features:    (noted in the first floor's architectural rendering above)

        First Floor
        A. Two classrooms each with own entrance
        B. Full kitchen for meal prep and teacher / child cooking projects
        C. Meal table - Project and art table
        D. Private washrooms within classroom
        E. Tree like sculpture separates classrooms
        F. Play structure
        G. Grandfather Oak climbing area
        H. Inside stroller parking
        I. Parent lounge
        J. Roundabout drive

        Mezzanine and Second Floor
        - Parent Education Classroom w/kitchen and bath
        - Teacher offices

The center includes a pre-kindergarten for children ages 3-4½, a mixed aged Kindergarten for children ages 4½ - 6 and a new second floor Parent Education Center, for parents of the youngest children.

With our programs centered on active learning and a strong connection to nature, we are of course thrilled with our new location at the South East corner of Welles Park. We have the good fortune of being neighbors with the Sulzer Library, and a short stroller walk from the Old Town School of Folk Music.

             Applications are being accepted now and you may apply online (click here). 

For more information, please contact:
             Lisa Payton, Director of Enrollment / lpayton@chicagowaldorf.org or 773-465-2371


The Waldorf Parent-Child experience helps us see our children in wonderful new ways.