Parent & Child Offerings

Current Parent & Child Offerings

Parent & Child Program (parent & child, under five years)

At Crieff Hills Retreat & Conference Centre, running on Thursdays from January 20 – March 10

Crieff Hills is located at 7098 Concession 1, Puslinch, ON  N0B 2J0

~Please note, this is an outdoor-only program due to the current provincial restrictions. Indoor space is available for one family at a time to use the facilities and warm up.~

Our Parent & Child Program is offered to young children from birth until their fifth birthday, attending with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver. Children engage in the program with the security and comfort of a trusted adult nearby, while adults are often able to engage in discussions of child development, family life, and Waldorf Education. An experienced Waldorf Teacher leads the class while supporting the needs of both children and parents.

Our parent & child programs include:

  • Exploration and free play in beautiful, natural space
  • Circle time, including music, singing, and movement
  • Artistic or crafting activity engaging adults and inspiring child participation
  • Snack time with light refreshments provided
  • Tableau-style puppet story using handmade figures and simple props
  • Outdoor exploration and play in our distinctive gardens and play yard
  • Discussion, relationship-building and more!

Upcoming Parent & Child Offerings – stay tuned for Spring 2022

Joyful Beginnings (parent & baby)

Join us at a beautiful, rural retreat centre, Crieff Hills. Celebrate and support the first year as a foundational time in your little one’s life. Together we will learn to observe and attend to a baby’s developing needs, deepen our intuitive child-rearing capacities and tune into our children with curiosity and wonder. Through conversation and sharing resources, we will explore relevant topics to support our parenting and also experience a simple circle with songs and rhymes to nourish baby’s senses. Parents and caregivers with pre-walking infants are welcome to attend. An optional 30 minute nature walk will end our afternoon.

Our Joyful Beginnings Parent & Baby Program includes:
* A supportive and welcoming environment
* Conscious observation of the children
* A simple circle time with songs & verses
* An optional nature amble
* Discussion of parenting topics and approaches
* A selection of parent enrichment articles
* A seasonal craft project to take home

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