Early Childhood Admissions

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Admissions

The Early Childhood Program at The Waldorf School of San Diego provides a gradual transition from the life of the home to the structure of an elementary school. We honor these early years as the foundation of human development and as such not a time to be rushed. Children are gently guided through their daily activities with songs and verses: including circle time of songs and games, indoor and outdoor free play, storytime, and a warm, organic snack.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Admissions FAQ

When should I begin the application process?

We offer a rolling admissions process and accept new applications year-round, assuming there is still placement available. In order to ensure the best chance at available placement, we accept new applications up to two years in advance and it is best to submit no later than 9 months in advance of the intended date of entry. Classes fill fast and you may be placed on the waitlist if the desired class is filled.

Can my student shadow?

We offer an opportunity during then  for your little one to get to know our school and their class teacher with a scheduled playdate for children and parents in our early childhood playground.

Parent-Child Program

Our Morning Glory Playgroups provide a lovely opportunity for parents or caregiver and their young children to come together once a week for a morning of play. Each age-specific playgroup is tailored to support the needs of the children and parents. 

There are two sessions per year (there are no classes over the summer). Registration opens for the Fall Session in July and for the Spring Session in December of each year. Classes fill fast each session and often end with a waiting list. You are welcome to complete the Inquiry Form under the Admissions tab for further details.

Parent-Child Program welcomes children of ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents.

Nursery Program

Nursery Classes are guided by a teacher with an assistant and have a maximum limit of twelve children. There are two classes: 

SWEET PEA NURSERY

The program is currently offered three mornings a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday); 8:30 am – 12:30 pm with an option to extend the day through nap until 3:00 pm. Extended care is available from 3:00 – 5:30 pm for working parents.

SUNFLOWER NURSERY

The program is currently offered five mornings; 8:15 am – 12:30 pm with an option to extend the day through nap until 3:00 pm. Morning care is available from 8:00 – 8:30 am and Extended care is available from 3:00 – 5:30 pm for working parents.

Nursery Program welcomes children ages 3 – 4 years 4 months old. Children must be potty trained.

Kindergarten Class

Kindergarten Classes are guided by a lead teacher with an assistant.We have three mixed age Kindergarten classes (two classes for the older children and one serving the younger age group). Kindergarten classes are usually limited to twenty-two students. 

Classes are held Monday-Friday from 8:15 am – 1:00 pm, with an option to extend the morning through nap until 3:00 pm. Morning care is available from 7:45 – 8:15 am and Extended care is available from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm for working parents.

Kindergarten Class welcomes children starting at ages 4 years 4 months to 6 years old. 

Application Form

You can find the application by visiting our admissions page to view, download and complete the application. You may submit the completed form to admissions@waldorfsandiego.org.

 
Once the application has been submitted, you will have access to the additional required forms. The nonrefundable application fee is $150. However, if you have attended a Campus Tour, the application fee is $75. 
Early childhood

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Admissions Contacts

admissions director

Julie Joinson

(619) 280-8016 x 205

admissions@waldorfsandiego.org

tuition assistance

Jehanne Spriggs

(619) 280-8016  x 305

jspriggs@waldorfsandiego.org

early childhood chair

Katherine Giglio

(619) 280-8016 x 207

kgiglio@waldorfsandiego.org