Parent-Child Program

The Chicago Waldorf School Parent-Child Program provides education and resources for parents and their young children from infancy to four years of age. Participants come together in an inviting environment that echoes the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. The classes encourage young children to explore and engage in the wonders of the first years of life in group play. They offer parents a place to connect, find a supportive group, discuss child development and parenting issues, and learn about Waldorf education with an experienced classroom teacher.

The advanced class is designed for children who are old enough to begin in the Early Childhood Program the following year. Advanced Parent-Child is recommended for children 2 1/2 - 4 years of age.


Schedule for Summer 2014  (ALERT: Summer P-C has filled to capacity)

Summer Session   6 classes over 3 weeks    
Tues & Thurs  9am - 11am
  July Session (7/8-7/24, 2014)


Weekday Schedule for School Year 2014-2015 (spaces still available)

Day   /  Class Time Fall Session
9/8/14 - 12/19/14
Winter Session
1/5/15 - 3/28/15
Spring Session
3/30/15 - 6/11/15
Monday Parent-Child 9am - 11am $420 $300 $270
Tuesday Parent-Child 9am - 11am $450 $330 $300
Wednesday Parent-Child 9am - 11am $450 $330 $300
Wednesday Advanced P-C* 12noon - 2pm $420 $330 $300
Thursday Parent-Child 9am - 11am $390 $330 $300
Friday Parent-Child 9am - 11am $390 $330 $240

* Indicates Advanced Parent-Child class, for children ready to enter the Early Childhood Program the following year

Weekend/SATURDAYS Schedule for school year 2014-2015 (spaces still available)

Day   /  Class Time Fall Session
9/13/14 - 12/6/14
Winter Session
1/10/15 - 3/28/15
Spring Session
4/11/15 - 6/6/15
Saturday Parent-Child 9am - 11am $360 $330 $240

Payment Options

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the class fee is required for each class. 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 at 773.828.8468 or to inquire about other available discounts, including siblings and multiple class discounts. 

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.

If you would like more information please contact Jennifer Zielinski in the Enrollment Office at 773-828-8468 or

Moments from a Parent-Child class in 2013: