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Honoring the young child’s imaginative capacity in play, setting a mood of wonder, reverence, and enthusiasm.

We strive to support parents in strengthening their parenting skills and in creating a healthy and joyful home life. Our weekly parent-child class allows time for building skills such as preparing an organic snack of cut vegetables and fruit, as well as kneading fresh dough for buns that we enjoy together at snack time. We build our class community through meaningful, purposeful work that builds self-esteem. Children are invited to help clean up after our shared snack and/or are offered time for free play. Most children happily join in following the adults, joyfully washing dishes and sweeping. We allow time for creative free play that encourages children’s imaginations to flourish and cultivates social skills and problem solving. By observing, providing the time and space and a peaceful environment, children are able to bring out play from deep within, enlivening themselves and others around them.

Our classes are meant to create a safe community for parents and offer a quiet, calm space for children where their play is honored as work. At the end of our morning, rain, shine, or snow, we venture outside to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. This is a time where children can explore the natural world developing awe, respect, and reverence for Mother Earth. The opportunities are endless at Rosebud’s garden space. There are chickens to watch, vegetables growing, trees to climb, sand to dig, and swings to sway. Time truly stops in this picturesque pastoral setting. 

Past session themes have included Parenting as a Meditative Art; Play as Work and Work as Play; and Building a Nurturing Home.

 

  • Our classes meet on weekday mornings once a week from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  Check for availability of days.
  • Please note that expecting parents are also eligible to enroll in the class.
  • This program provides an opportunity for parents to learn, work, and socialize together while the children play.
  • This program is for families with children up to age three. Children turning four during the school year should apply for our preschool program.
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"The Parent-Child class at KWS is a beautiful experience that offered my daughter and I the opportunity to build community with a small group of mothers with toddlers or infants. Early childhood is a time when our children are learning to get to their feet (standing, balancing, walking and running) and we, as mothers, are trying to find our feet under us in our new parenting role. Molly (the teacher) gently introduced the concept of healthy rhythms and routines in a supportive home-like environment where our children delight in exploration and play and parents delight in camaraderie and personal development of our own." - Beth

410 West Seven Stars Road Phoenixville, PA 19460 Mailing Address: PO Box 350 Kimberton, PA 19442 admissions@kimberton.org 610.933.3635