Early years’ parent circles
Since July 2020, we have begin working with expecting parents and parents of children from 0-3+ years. Our circles focus on aspects of child development including lower senses (12 senses) and other aspects. These are organised online monthly on a different theme/ topic and are interactive sessions where parents can also share experiences and insights from their own lives. These are listed on our website and our Facebook page. Each circle requires separate registration through a form.
“After attending your sessions, I realize that we need to work more as a parent. our child is reflection of us and happy parent makes happy child. Your ideology is really impressive and practical. Kudos to you for taking such initiative during this covid time :)” Parent participant
We have regular orientations to share our understanding of child development and our work with children. We invite parents, teachers, and anyone interested to learn more about Aarambh and Waldorf education. You can register for these by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Thank you for the wonderful orientation. The importance of rhythm and imitation for the young children were aptly highlighted. I understood the importance of age wise development of will, feeling and thinking.” Teacher applicant
“Having been a teacher for several years,I have often found that in many schools the approach is such that children don’t have the chance to find their own pace they forced to fit into a level pre prescribed and not naturally grow and experience learning .It was very good to know that there are spaces like Aarambh.” Teacher applicant
With an aim to inspire more and more parents (expecting and current) and also teachers, we host workshops on essentials of Waldorf parenting and teaching.
“In the era of high tech PPTs and superfluous workshops, I found the two days workshop at Aarambh a getaway like a vacation and food for thought for my brain. The day started with serene songs and ended in high notes. Not a single moment went by when I felt the words were not relevant to my life or lives around me. The biggest take-away is to provide every child with the art of simple living (not to make it artificial and complicated like present education system). The workshop re-defined my role as a teacher. Thank you to Mr Manivannan for opening up a beautiful perspective of education. Not only as a teacher, I also got value as a parent and am certainly going to apply a lot in my school. Please keep sharing the details of such workshops so that I can recommend to many more teachers.” Workshop participant
“This was the first time I got a spiritual perspective to understand child development. This experience of 5 days with Mani sir and the team made one very humble and connected to the collective consciousness. Anybody who wants to connect with the self must attend this workshop. The intellectual knowledge would seem small in front of the content discussed in this workshop. It may/may not teach you specific strategies to work with children but it will definitely teach you what you need to be in order to connect with children.” Workshop participant
We host seasonal gatherings to welcome the arrival of the season and engage in the life of the season. Our Spring Gathering in February was a hands-on immersive experience into the life of the season! We rejoiced in the changing season – sun, blooming flowers, chirping birds, colours, learning more about care for babies and children (talk on breast feeding), traditional skills (chatpata achar), handwork (finger knitting, weaving, knitting), eco-friendly practices (bio-enzyme) while enjoying magical stories, Waldorf social games and spring melodies.