Meet the world with wonder

Parenting is hard work. Support and community are the keys to thriving as a parent/caregiver, and to helping our youngest ones to meet the world with wonder. Which is what they do best...

The Chicago Waldorf School's Parent-Baby and Parent-Child programs foster growth and community, providing resources for parents/caregivers and their children from ages zero to three.


The Parent-Baby Class is a unique opportunity to meet other parents/caregivers at this incredible time in your baby’s life – sharing your experience and celebrating the journey together.
Class begins with lunch (provided) and conversation. Each parent/caregiver has a chance to share the joys and challenges of the week. Then, everyone moves to the play area and enjoys some floor time, noting the developmental movement patterns of the children and often replicating the movement for a deeper appreciation of this stage. Each class closes with finger plays and lullabies.


In Parent-Child, participants come together in an inviting environment that echoes the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. Parents/caregivers accompany their children in circle and story time, preparing a snack, sharing a snack, creating simple crafts, singing and playing games and enjoying physical movement. Expert teachers guide discussions among the parents while the children are encouraged to explore and engage in imaginative play.

These classes offer a place to connect, discuss child development and parenting issues, and learn about Waldorf education with an experienced classroom teacher, as well as meet with other parents/caregivers of small children. It will be your favorite thing to do once a week with your child.

Interested in learning more about any of these classes? Click here to sign up for a free parent-child class today.


   Fall 2018
9/10 - 12/17
  Winter 2019
   1/7 - 3/4
   Spring 2019
   Wednesday    newborn to 1    12:30 - 2pm    $468    $324     $432





Summer 2018
  6/23 - 7/28
     Fall 2018
   9/11 - 12/17
   Winter 2019
1/7 - 3/4
   Spring 2019
3/18 - 6/12
  Monday     1 to 3   9 - 11am  ---         $504         $288          $432
  Wednesday     1 to 2   9 - 11am  ---         $504         $324          $432
  Friday     1 to 3   9 - 11am  ---         $504         $324          $432

    6/17 - 7/29

    9/15 - 12/15

    1/12 - 3/9

     3/23 - 6/8
  Saturday   1 to 3   9:30 - 11:30am        $220         TBA         TBA          TBA



Registration Process

1. Register with our online form.

FALL 2018
​• Parent-Child Lincoln Square Fall 2018 Registration

2. Submit your payment online.

FALL 2018
​• Parent-Child Lincoln Square Fall 2018 Payment

Payment Options

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the class fee is required at the time of registration. The balance is due on the first day of class. If you wish to pay for multiple sessions, monthly payment options are available. If you choose this option your non-refundable deposit will be 25% of the total fees. *A 10% discount will be offered if you register, in the fall, for the entire year.* Please contact Jennifer in the Enrollment Office to inquire about other available discounts (including for siblings). 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Zielinski at 773.828.8468 or

The Chicago Waldorf School reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration. You will be notified before the class start date if we have to cancel a class in which you are enrolled. If your class is cancelled prior to the first day your deposit will be returned or can be used for future registrations.