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Mixed-age Kindergarten (ages 4-6)
1st/2nd Grade Class (ages 6-8)
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
“I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I do think the same is true of human beings. We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and are solidified and perfected. Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal rapidity to extreme old age.” -Henry David Thoreau
Wishing Well School is a preschool, mixed-age kindergarten and offers a first/second grade class, inspired by Waldorf education located in Los Osos on the central coast of California. The program is open to children 3 through 8 years old and is taught by two certified Waldorf teachers, two California credentialed teachers and many other qualified teachers. We are a state licensed childcare center. Our facility number is 406213675.
In the preschool and kindergarten there is an emphasis on play, imagination and nature. Children are encouraged to play, explore and imagine in a loving environment filled with natural materials. Daily activities provide a comforting and reliable rhythm, including bread making and baking, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, and puppet plays. Songs, nature walks, and stories honor the natural world and changing seasons. The children learn to play harmoniously with an established circle of friends.
The first/second grade class curriculum includes an introduction and deepening of numbers and letters (math and language arts), introduction to the pentatonic flute, Spanish language class three times per week, handwork (knitting and crochet), gardening, games class (P.E) and a weekly nature walk (nature/science study).