Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School of Viroqua is expanding their program offerings for the coming school year.
Two 5-day mixed aged kindergartens for children ages 3-6 will be offered beginning in September. Waldorf Kindergartens are a haven for childhood, where the young child is allowed to develop at a pace that is nurturing and unhurried.
Kindergarten classrooms provide a warm, beautiful and loving home-like environment which allows a predictable rhythm throughout the day, week, season and school year to unfold. Children learn through play, purposeful work, storytelling, puppet shows, practical and artistic activities. Kindergarteners also enjoy an abundance of fresh air by spending a good portion of each day outdoors. In these environments imagination and creativity flourish, allowing children to develop coordination and cooperative social skills, while unfolding creative and imaginative capacities that build a strong foundation for later academics.
Additionally, Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School will offerian aftercare program for students from 2:45-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program creates and maintains a safe, wholesome environment for students in K-5th grade where they can unwind from their busy day. There will be a series of activities including rest, reading, playing in nature and indoor activities, such as board games or arts and crafts. A healthy snack will also be provided. Details may be found on the school’s website (http://pleasantridgewaldorf.org/explore/aftercare-program/) or by calling the school office at 608-637-7828.
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School serves over 150 children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from the tri-county area. Founded 36 years ago, Pleasant Ridge is an accredited, private, nonprofit school focused on a holistic approach to learning that teaches the whole child –head, heart and hands. Music and arts are integrated throughout the curriculum, from early childhood through eighth grade, instilling in the students a lifelong appreciation and love of music and the arts.