Waldorf Outdoor Home Program
We accept children from around 15 months to 4 years old.
Young children who go to Blossom Waldorf Garden are encouraged to spend a significant amount of time outdoors, surrounded by trees, plants, birds, butterflies, etc. The children can play, explore, and discover at their own pace with minimal adult intervention. The caregivers act as facilitators, observing and guiding children as they engage with the natural world and responding appropriately to children's needs. It means being attuned to children's cues and providing support when needed while allowing children to take risks and learn from their experiences. The outdoor setting has a safe environment to explore and develop their experiences.
Blossom Waldorf Garden's daily rhythm and routines align with Nature. These rhythms and routines include regular natural /organic meals, imaginative play, watercolor painting, storytelling, living art, handcrafting, and nap time.
The Blossom aims to foster children's curiosity, creativity, and sense of wonder while promoting their overall development and well-being. The children are surrounded by a calm and organized place that provides an inner sense of warmth, peace, and beauty. The peaceful moments create healthy neural connections that are essential to developing the young children's future abilities. Blossom Waldorf Garden's mission is to keep a solid Waldorf outdoor childcare, considering the child's physical, emotional, and spiritual development as the foundation of the Blossom Waldorf Garden Curriculum.
Blossom is a proad member associate member of Waldorf Early Childhood of North America WECAN, which means Blossom is aligned with Waldorf principles and practices to support young children's development.
Qualified caregivers graduated from the following programs:
Bay Area Center of Waldorf Teacher Training as an Early Childhood Educator: www.bacwtt.org
LifeWays Early Childhood: www.lifewaysnorthamerica.org
Bachelor's degree in Art Education: Claretiano University, in Brazil.
Child Development Associate Teacher: Cerro Coso Community College and College of Marin.
The program is licensed by the State of California and follows the Health and Safety Code of California and the rules and regulations of the Department of Social Services. Licensing number: 214005385.