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Parent & Child Program


Join us and learn the importance of:

  • rhythm & routine 
  • developmental process
  • nutrition
  • uninterrupted play

And participate in activities such as:

  • making handcrafted toys
  • singing songs 
  • sharing healthy snacks
  • engaging with fellow parents


Pine Hill offers classes led by a variety of instructors that meet the needs of you and your young children. Whether you're wanting to meet other parents and caregivers, learn about Waldorf education, answer common parenting questions or engage in a fun, nurturing class activity with your child, Pine Hill has a class for you!

Our Parent & Child program helps parents understand young child development in a supportive, warm, nature-inspired environment. Our classes provide a sanctuary of safe play for children and an oasis of peace and friendship for parents where children move freely in simple group activities. Come share and socialize through play, circle time and making simple toys. Children experience puppetry and storytelling, verses, songs and a rhythmic structure that supports their well-being. Parents have the chance to observe, share, support one another and learn about the young child through the lens of Waldorf education. A snack time and tea are included.

Fall classes begin the week of September 28. Please download the registration form to sign up.

Chestnuts (Ages 1-3.5)
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. with Sherry Jennings

Fridays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. with Lee Manneberg

Toddlers love exploring their environment socially and through play using all of their senses in this mixed-age group. Adults learn to make simple toys and discuss parenting questions and triumphs. 
$300 for the first child; $100 for siblings over 8 months old

Pinecones (Ages 2.5-5)
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. with Yifat Leibner

Our oldest group of children will enjoy a weekly playgroup that develops imaginative play, enhances social interaction and explores household activities. Breadmaking is included in every class.
$350 for the first child; $100 for siblings over 8 months old

Acorns (Ages 0-1)
Not offered Fall semester, please contact Jessica for interest in a winter or spring class

This class for our littlest ones welcomes new babies into the world with love and joy.  While adults receive friendship and support from other parents and caregivers, infants explore their surroundings and senses in a safe, nurturing play space.

Registration Now!

Join us anytime — groups tend to form in the fall, winter and spring. You are welcome to visit the class, and can do so by contacting Jessica Hipp at To register, download and complete a registration form.