We open the book of fairy-tales and comprehend the world through them.
My little lark with golden wings,
Fly to the blue sky,
Open your wings confident and brave
Fly skyward and always ahead.
The Yerevan Waldorf kindergarten was founded in 1991 by a group of parents and with support of initiating friends from abroad in the years of crisis of a country with newly gained independence. In the beginning, it acted as an alternative group within a state kindergarten, and then by chance it changed to a private form of organization. The kindergarten always kept the principles of Waldorf education.
2011 the kindergarten became a member of “Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education” (IASWECE).
Nowadays the kindergarten has three groups:
- “Tsogher” (Dewdrops) – leading teacher is Olga Saroyan, teacher candidates are Hasmik Danielyan, Anna Jeyranyan;
- “Shogher” (Sunrays) – leading teacher is Ani Barseghyan, teacher candidates are Nelli Aghabekyan, Mariam Karaoghlanyan.
- starting from 2017 January new group “Hatikner” (Seeds) is opened, leading teacher Zaruhi Matinyan, teacher candidate is Ruzanna Zakaryan.
Our aim is protection of childhood and of childhood forces, harmonious development of the child, which is so important in later life. This healthy environment for the children we build together with the parents.
Parents directly participate in the management of the kindergarten.
Together, we carry out seminars, discussions, handcraft and theater performances to strengthen that base.
The waiting list of kindergarten set a challenge to us to open new groups and enlarge the territory.
Receive the children in reverence,
Educate them in love,
let them go forth in freedom.