The Little Friends Program brings the insight and experience of Waldorf education to the young child.
Children are encouraged to participate in the living arts such as laundry folding, washing dishes, and caring for their school environment both inside and out. The creative arts are brought to the children through crayoning, painting, crafting, puppet stories and circle time, creating a rich early childhood experience. Play is at the heart of our Little Friends curriculum. Children spend ample time playing, with lots of time out of doors. The Little Friends program provides care in a nurturing environment away from home while also offering age appropriate Waldorf Early Childhood curriculum. Children are cared for in a mixed-age, family style setting.
Little Friends runs on a contracted schedule of two sessions (Fall/Winter and Spring) for a total of 10 months. The program typically begins the week before Labor Day and runs through June.
This is a program for children ages 18 months – 3.5 years.
Sessions (total time offered is 10 months)
Fall/Winter and Spring
During the Fall/Winter and Spring sessions, the Little Friends program offers care following the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh calendar.
Please note that Little Friends is typically closed along with the school’s other programming during certain holidays and breaks. Please see the current school year calendar for Little Friends scheduled breaks.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Note: Children participating in Little Friends are not eligible for the WSP Extended Care Program.
For More Information
Visits to our Little Friends Program are by appointment only. Please contact Director of Admissions Devon Wood to schedule a tour.
Tours are for adults only, please.
The WSP Little Friends program is no longer taking applications for the 2022–23 school year.
We invite you to consider our other Early Childhood programs to determine if one of those might meet the needs of your family.