February 4, 2010 Press Release

Waldorf School of Princeton announces New Nursery Program

Program will be Open to Younger Children and Will Include a New Class

For the first time in its 26 year history, the Waldorf School of Princeton will open its nursery program to children who are three years old by December 31. Previously, the nursery program was only open to children who were three by June 1. The Waldorf School of Princeton is located at 1062 Cherry Hill Road in Montgomery Township.

kids with apples For years, we have had parents requesting that we lower the entrance age for children in our nursery program. For the 2010-2011 school year, we are pleased to finally be able to open up this program to accommodate more children. With more families needing two-incomes, the reality is that parents must find an appropriate place for their young child to be during the day. Our nursery program is unique because it combines a nurturing home-like atmosphere with the structure and resources of an established school curriculum. We look forward to welcoming new families into this program,”said Diane Barlow, Director of Admissions and Development at the Waldorf School of Princeton.

Beginning in September, the Waldorf School will also be adding a nursery class, so that there will be two nursery classes-- a three-day program and a four/five-day program. As with all of the School's early childhood classes (with exception of parent-child), there will be a half-day and a full-day option. For more information about the Waldorf School early childhood program, please contact Diane Barlow at 609-466-1970 x115, admissions@princetonwaldorf.org

Waldorf School of Princeton is entering its 26th year of providing a Waldorf education to students in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The school is celebrating 90 years of Waldorf education with over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide.

At Waldorf School of Princeton, children from early childhood through eighth grade receive an education that is based on the developmental stages of childhood. Since there is a deep understanding of how a child develops, the right thing is taught to the students at the right time. Academics are cultivated in creative ways, and the curriculum includes both fine and practical arts. Students learn science, language arts, history and math, as well as world languages, painting, drawing, singing and movement, and musical instruments–they also perform in plays and craft with their hands. The school even boasts an organic, edible garden from which students prepare healthy and delicious snacks and meals.