Golden Bridges School’s

Indoor Waldorf Parent Child Class

TUESDAYS  9:15 – 10:45 AM

January 16th – February 20th (6 classes)

As a parent, you work hard to provide a nourishing life for your child.  Healthy foods, a wholesome environment…  You’re creating a life for your family that’s in line with your values, which sometimes means parenting against the mainstream grain.  You see the fruits of this work every day, but it’s not always easy to manifest.  You seek like-minded community— people you could get real with about the joys and challenges you face every day.

With school on the horizon for your young child, you seek educational alternatives that are aligned with your values.  You’re curious about Waldorf education.  You’ve heard about it, maybe seen some pictures.  Beautiful toys made by hand…  Nourishing foods…  Lots of time in nature…  All that sounds great.

But maybe you’re not sure about all of it.  Can an approach that has its roots in a long ago time and place adequately speak to today’s challenges?  You care about social justice.  You care about educational accessibility.  You care about academics, as well as art and culture.  You’d love to find a place to learn more and ask some honest questions.

 

If this resonates for you, then 

Apple Star is for You

At Apple Star, families will experience Waldorf inspired education with Golden Bridges School, San Francisco’s Waldorf – inspired Farm School.

The class is intended for children aged 0 – 3 years old.  Children attend with a caregiver.

 

Our Morning

Our usually outdoor class moves indoors for the rainy months of January – March We meet at the Golden Bridges School campus at 65 Ocean Ave.  Teacher Noe leads the group in a morning rhythm that includes free play, nourishing snack, circle time and a puppet show. There’s also designated time for adults to connect to one another as, over snack, we engage in group discussion.  

For children, the class offers the opportunity to interact with peers in a gentle, nurturing setting.  Toys are handmade from natural materials, and re-direction or other support from the teacher is given gently, and often through song.

For grown ups, the class is a place to find community.  While our little ones play, adults work on a fiber arts project and engage in quiet conversation.  All materials provided.

 

The Details

WHEN: Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:30
January 16th – February 20th (6 classes)
WHO: Children 0-3 and their caregivers
WHERE: 65 Ocean Ave, SF. Enter through the Cayuga Street entrance. 1st building to your right.
FEE: $150 per session ($30/class)

We look forward to connecting with you!

To learn more about Golden Bridges School, click here.

About the Instructor

Noe has three main interests in life– music, spirit, and fostering human connection. These threads come together for her in teaching.  Whether hiking a trail with a parent-child group or leading a group of women in song, Noe’s mission is the same– to bring people together in ways that encourage authenticity, uplift the spirit and enliven the heart.  Also a professional singer-songwriter, Noe has released six critically-acclaimed albums of original songs and toured the country, opening for many artists, including Ani DiFranco.   In addition to her work with Golden Bridges, Noe leads Meadowlark, a music class for young children and caregivers.  For women of all ages, she directs Mothersong Chorus, which brings an intergenerational tribe of women together weekly to sing.

Noe holds a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School, and her Waldorf teaching certificate from Antioch, New England.  Motherhood, however, has been her greatest teacher.  She is mother to Ember, age four, and Peregrine, age one.

About Golden Bridges School

Golden Bridges School is a non-sectarian urban farm school.  The school provides a place-based, nature-inspired education based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.  Our developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum emphasizes ecology, free playpractical work, story telling, and the arts.  Kindergarteners at Golden Bridges spend three full days outdoors, one day hiking, and two days on the school’s farm, where they learn to grow their own food and tend chickens.  Currently serving students in pre-k through third grade, we are located in the excelsior district of San Francisco.