Nursery / Preschool

Tucson Waldorf School’s play-based nursery program provides an environment in which the young child is surrounded by warmth, tenderness and love. The daily experiences and home-like setting are nurturing, unhurried and predictable, offering your child a sense of security. Each day provides a dependable structure with creative indoor and outdoor playtime, painting, drawing, beeswax modeling, baking and cooking, nature activities and garden play, circle time, wholesome and nutritious snack, storytelling and puppetry time.

Patience and attentive support are provided during transitions such as hand washing, taking shoes off or putting them on, and preparing to go outdoors. Loving attention is given to each child’s development in order to nurture his or her sense of well-being and to support eventual independence. Our nursery classes are smaller than kindergarten classes and are led by experienced and dedicated Waldorf-trained teachers with the support of an assistant. Two, three and five-day options are available.

Sun Garden Circle Time

Morning Rhythm

  • 8:30 Greeting, settling in, daily activity and free play
  • 9:45 Tidy up
  • 10:00 Circle Time
  • 10:15 Hand washing
  • 10:20 Snack
  • 10:45 Bathroom, hand and face washing, put shoes/hats on
  • 11:00 Outside play
  • 12:10 Story and prepare for home
  • 12:30 Goodbye

Sun Garden Children Painting

Afternoon Rhythm

  • 7:30-8:30 Early morning care provided
  • 12:30 Lunch (provided from home)
  • 1:00-2:00 Rest
  • 2:00-3:00 Outside play
  • 3:00-5:30 Snack and play
  • 3:30-5:30 Pick up time