Windsong Preschool is a home-based, Waldorf program for three to five-year-olds.
We are located in SE Portland, Oregon.
We opened our doors in 2005.
Windsong has two programs: we have a three-day program (M-T-W), and we have a two-day program (Th-F). We enjoy our mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We have one teacher, and a maximum of eight children in each of our programs.
Windsong celebrates the unique period of early childhood, nurturing the physical, emotional, and spiritual development of the young child through warmth, joy, and wonder.
As young children are open to their world, in every sense, we offer them an environment full of beauty and rich sensory opportunity. As they 'drink' in the world around them, we offer deeds worthy of imitation in work and play.
Our educational goals seek to develop the skills that will last a lifetime: a warm social sensitivity, a joy in exploring and learning, and a healthy foundation built into the wonderful rhythms in our days and weeks and seasons.
Our artistic experiences include imagination-rich play, Circles filled with verse, song, and movement, drawing and watercolor painting , and modeling with our bread dough and beeswax.
Storytelling and puppet shows enliven and enrich imaginations, developing the child's ability to sit quietly and give attention fully.
We offer warm, wholesome, organic snacks that the children help to prepare...
Because the child finds meaning in our environment and the work being done around them, they develop an active willingness to participate out of their own inclination and natural tendency toward imitation. Imitation is the key to early childhood education: 'it is the most creative, inspired, and free process of learning which can exist for the young child'.
Windsong is a 'Full Member of WECAN since 2010..