Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Amsterdam School Directory

Dear New Amsterdam School Families,

We are currently working to compile a school-wide Directory to share with the families at our school. The directory will include the email addresses and home addresses of each enrolled family. If for any reason you wish to keep certain information private and out of the directory, or if you wish to be excluded from the directory altogether, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Meaghan Witri with your request  meaghan.witri@newamsterdamchildhood.org

The directory is helpful as a community building and friendship building tool. The emails and addresses compiled will be used exclusively for school-related events (such as invitations to benefit concerts, etc.), and family-related events for the children and their families in our community (for instance a birthday party invitation from a family in your class). It can also be helpful for New Amsterdam families to discover neighbors and arrange playground meet-ups and play-dates.

The directory is intended for New Amsterdam family use only. We will never share your information with anyone outside the community. And we expect all recipients of the directory to uphold the same consideration.

With gratitude,

New Amsterdam Faculty and Staff

Monday, September 22, 2014

Caregiver Class at New Amsterdam School

“ If During the first period of life, we create an atmosphere of gratitude around the children, then out of this gratitude toward the world, toward the entire universe, and also out of thankfulness for being able to be in this world, a profound and warm sense of devotion will arise…upright, honest and true.” 
-Rudolf Steiner
The Child’s Changing Consciousness

Our Caregiver Class will meet on Wednesdays
11:30 AM -12:30 PM for 9 weeks, beginning Wednesday October 1st

The Caregiver Class gives parents and caregivers alike the tools to provide care for children and infants that is reflective of the Waldorf approach, and will help support families to work with this approach in their homes.

This nine week course warmly invites anyone interested in deepening his or her understanding of the very young child, birth to three years old.  The course intends to support parents and caregivers in their work with children through study of the developing human being and self development in relationship to the wellbeing of the child and its relationship to their environment.

Course Outline

Week 1: The Unfolding Human Being
Week 2: The Unfolding Human Being
Week 3: Self Initiated Movement
Week 4: Rhythm
Week 5: Rhythm
Week 6: Imitation
Week 7: Foundational Senses
Week 8: Practical Activities: Bread Baking
Week 9: Artistic Activity / Review

The price for the course is $414

Please contact our Admissions Director, Cherish Pratt, to fill out an application or for more information