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.

Parent-Baby

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.

Parent-Child

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.

Forest Parent-Child

Experience and enjoy the beauty of nature and the changing of the seasons through a child’s eyes. This two hour class will be held at Indian Boundary Park, where we will gather for picnics, outdoor play and exploration, poems and songs about the natural world and occasional seasonal crafts using nature's bounty.

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


PARENT-BABY | ROGERS PARK CAMPUS SCHEDULE - 1300 W Loyola Avenue

 Weekday    Ages    Time Fall 2017
   9/11 - 12/11
 Winter 2018
   1/3 - 3/5
 Spring 2018
   3/12-6/11
  Wednesday                             newborn to 1    12:30 - 2pm    ---    $504    $432

 

PARENT-BABY | LINCOLN SQUARE CAMPUS SCHEDULE - 2156 W Montrose Avenue


  Weekday
    
   Ages
   
   Time
   Fall 2017
   
9/11 - 12/11
  Winter 2018
   1/3 - 3/5
   Spring 2018
   3/12-6/11
   Wednesday    newborn to 1    12:30 - 2pm    $504    $504     $432



PARENT-CHILD | ROGERS PARK CAMPUS SCHEDULE - 1300 W Loyola Avenue


  Weekday

    Ages

    Time
Summer 2017
  6/27 - 7/20
     Fall 2017
   9/11 - 12/11
   Winter 2018
    
1/3 - 3/5
   Spring 2018
    
3/12-6/11
  Monday     1 to 3   9 - 11am           ---         FULL         $252          $432
  Tuesday     1 to 3   9 - 11am           ---           ---         $252          $432
  Tuesday & Thursday     1 to 3   9 - 11am         $252           ---           ---           ---
  Wednesday     1 to 3   9 - 11am           ---           ---         $324          $432

  Weekend
     
    9/16 - 12/9

    1/6 - 3/10

     3/17 - 6/9
  Saturday   1 to 3   9 - 11am           ---          ---         $324          $360

 

PARENT-CHILD | LINCOLN SQUARE CAMPUS SCHEDULE - 2156 W Montrose Avenue


  Weekday

    Ages

    Time
Summer 2017
  6/17 - 7/29
     Fall 2017
   9/11 - 12/11
   Winter 2018
    
1/3 - 3/5
   Spring 2018
    
3/12 - 6/11
  Monday     1 to 3   9 - 11am  ---         $468         $252          $432
  Tuesday     1 to 3   9 - 11am  ---         $504         $252          $432
  Wednesday     1 to 2   9 - 11am  ---         $504         $324          $432
  Thursday     1 to 3   9 - 11am  ---         FULL         $324          $432
  Friday     1.5 to 3   9 - 11am  ---         $432         $324          $432

  Weekend
   
    6/17 - 7/29

    9/16 - 12/9

    1/6 - 3/10

     3/17 - 6/9
  Saturday   1 to 3   9:30 - 11:30am         FULL         $396         $324          $360

 

FOREST PARENT-CHILD - Indian Boundary Park

Weekday Ages Time Summer 2017
 6/17 - 7/29
Fall 2017
 9/11 - 12/11
Winter 2018
1/3 - 3/5
Spring 2018
 3/12 - 6/11
Thursday  1 to 3 9 - 11 am          ---           ---         $324         $432
Friday 1 to 3  9-11 am          ---          $432         $324         $432


 

Registration Process

1. Register with our online form.

FALL 2017
​• Parent-Baby Lincoln Square Fall 2017 Registration
​• Parent-Child Lincoln Square Fall 2017 Registration
​• Forest Parent-Child  Fall 2017 Registration

2. Submit your payment online.

FALL 2017
​• Parent-Baby Lincoln Square Fall 2017 Payment
​• Parent-Child Lincoln Square Fall 2017 Payment
​• Forest Parent-Child Fall 2017 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 jzielinski@chicagowaldorf.org.

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.

Meet the team of teachers at Rogers Park.
Meet the team of teachers at Lincoln Square.