Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts

You and your little one (ages 6-36 months) are invited to experience the warmth, wonder, and unhurried rhythm of a morning in a Waldorf setting. In addition to singing songs, enjoying a snack, gathering for circle time, and playing outdoors, Little Sprouts classes offer a unique opportunity for children to become deeply immersed in their play while adults take pleasure in observing their unfolding development. Our classes inspire children to become their authentic selves from an early age, and are designed to encourage parents as they support them in this journey. Come find refuge in our child-centered environment, sheltered from the distractions of daily life.

Little Sprouts registration for the Fall 2018 session is now open!

Classes are offered from 9:30 – 11:00 am, one day per week, for 10 weeks. Families may register for one of the following options:

  • Class size is limited and registration is first come, first served.
  • Completion of the form does not guarantee a space in the class. Enrollment must be confirmed by the Admissions office within 2 business days of your completion of registration.
  • The fee for the 10-week session is $370 for the Infant Class (Monday) and $450 for the Toddler Classes (Tuesday – Thursday). Twin or same age-range siblings receive a 10% discount on the second child’s fees and must fill out a separate registration. Please be sure both siblings meet the age requirements of the class they are registered for! Babes in arms under 6 months are welcome to attend with a sibling at no charge.
  • Please note, that while the class fees in total have increased, it is because we have extended the session from 6 or 8 weeks to 10 weeks, due to popular demand! The individual class costs have not changed, just the length of the program.
  • Parents attending with two or more children are responsible for the care of both children during class.
  • Little Sprouts is a screen-free environment. We ask parents to please power off and put away phones while in the classroom.

Meet the Little Sprouts Teacher: A Letter from Nina Sherburne

In 2017 I received my Foundations training in Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach through the RIE organization and Polly Elam & Associates. I also assisted in Little Sprouts at City of Lakes Waldorf School for the 2017-2018 school year under the guidance of master educator, Kerry Miller.  More recently, I just returned from a three-day intensive at Sophia’s Hearth for professionals in Waldorf parent-child programs. Previously, I graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Masters in Education and Human Development, and a concentration in Early Childhood. I’ve held a Large Center Director Qualification with the State of Colorado, and was a toddler teacher for almost 8 years in Reggio-inspired schools. In my teens and twenties, I taught and led environmentally-focused summer camps for young children in Maryland and Minnesota, and provided childcare for typically-developing children and those with special needs beginning when I was 12. I now provide RIE-inspired coaching and support to families with 0 to 6-year-olds through my private consultancy, Mighty Oaks Parenting LLC.

I look forward to getting to know your family in the Little Sprouts program!

Ms. Nina

Little Sprouts Registration for Fall, Winter or Spring Sessions during the 2018-19 School Year

Please email kellyshay@clws.org to be added to the City of Lakes Waldorf School weekly newsletter, which will notify families of open registration for Little Sprouts Parent Child classes for the 2018-19 school year.

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and is considered complete when the registration form and accompanying payment have been received online. Families will be notified of placement in a class once registration materials have been received. Unfortunately, we cannot hold spaces via phone requests. In the event that the requested class is full, families will be notified of the option to be put on the waiting list or register for a different day of the week, if available.

For more information, please contact the admissions office at admissions@clws.org.