Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy New Year!

It was a wonderful week as our community reunited and shared stories of holiday revels.  The children are coming easily back into the rhythm of their school days and seem genuinely pleased to see each other and happy to play and work.

As we move deeper into the Winter I wanted to share a post from the Parenting Passageway about finding rhythm in our lives as parents.  Although it's written to mothers it applies equally to fathers and I hope it will inspire each of us to care for ourselves as we care for our children.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year.

Karen Talluto

Announcements: Week of January 11, 2013

- New Winter Parent-Child Classes Added

We have added two classes on Tuesday and space is still available in our Monday and Saturday classes. Be sure to check the schedule and the new classes added! >>more

- Sample Session
- Sunday, January 13th 10-11:30 AM

The Sample Session is an opportunity for parents and their children over the age of two to spend time in one of our classrooms, meet our teachers and learn more about our unique approach to early childhood education.  Sample Sessions are limited to six families. 

Please contact if you would like to participate.

- Parent Lecture
- Monday, January 14th 7:00 PM

Please join Greta Jee for a lively discussion!

- Celebration of the Dawn of the Year
- Saturday, February 2nd

- Open House
- Thursday, February 7th from 7-8:30 PM

Our Open House is for parents only and is an opportunity to see our classrooms, meet our teachers and participate in an in depth discussion about our programs.

To participate please contact

- Re-Enrollment Contracts Due
- Friday, February 8th

- Save the Date: Winter Benefit Concert
- Tuesday, February 12th

Tickets will be available exclusively to our school community next week. For more information see the blog >>more

- 2013-14 Tuition Assistance Deadlines
- Friday, March 1st

Familes currently enrolled in our Bridge, Nursery and Kindergarten programs must apply for tuition assistance on or before Friday, March 1st, 2013. For more information, see the post. >>more

Upcoming Events

January 14, 2013  Parent Lecture 7:00pm

January 21, 2013  School Closed for Martin Luther King Day (Monday)

February 2, 2013  Celebration of the Dawn of the Year

February 7, 2013   Open House

February 8, 2013  Re-Enrollment Contracts Due

Parent Lecture Monday, January 14th 7-8:30 PM

Topic:  Parenting Tool Box Necessities: Authenticity, Imagination and Rhythm

Please join us for a lively discussion about these important tools and how you can cultivate and use them in your parenting!

Greta Jee is one of our lead teachers in the Kindergarten.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from Washington College and both Waldorf Certification and Masters of Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education from Antioch Univerity in New England.  Her focus on Early Childhood Education at Antioch included several training modules at Sophia's Hearth Family Center.

New Winter Parent-Child Classes

We have added two new classes to our Winter Parent-Child schedule! 
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 AM for children 7-10 months of age.
Tuesday 3:30-5 PM for children 18-24 months of age.

For more information and applications visit

Winter 2013 Parent-Child Schedule:
  • 7-10 months of age (non mobile) meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 AM Space Available
  • 11-16 months of age (mobile) meets on Mondays from 1:30-3 PM ($520) Space Available
  • 15-22 months of age meets on Wednesdays from 1:30-3 PM ($585) Full
  • 18-24 months of age meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 PM ($455) Space Available
  • 22-29 months of age meets on Mondays 3:30-5 PM ($520) &/or Wednesdays from 3:30-5 PM ($585) Full
  • 30 months of age and older meets on Saturdays from 9-10:30 AM ($585) Space Available
Classes meet on the following dates:
  • Monday 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4 & 3/11
  • Tuesday 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5 & 3/12
  • Wednesday 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 & 3/13
  • Saturday 1/19, 1/26, 2/2. 2/9, 2/16, 3/3, 3/9, 3/16 &3/23
Please share details about our programs with your friends and on parenting web groups.
For more information contact

Save the Date: February 12th Winter Benefit Concert

Save the Date!!!
for the New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center's

5th Annual Winter Benefit Concert
Featuring Patti Smith and Guests!

Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm
This will be an incredible evening, with a fabulous wine reception followed by an intimate concert featuring Patti Smith and guests. 

Tickets will be available exclusively to our school community starting next week. 
We hope you will invite your friends and family to join us for this wonderful evening in support of our school!
Please stay tuned for more details.
We are hoping to see you all there to share a delightful evening of song, wine and gladness of heart...