Little Poppies Daily Schedule:
Beginning the day by exploring & playing outside
Imaginative indoor play & morning work (preparing our lunch or making bread)
Circle time (singing and movement)
A little tiny tale/rest time (or puppet show)
Working & Playing outside (feeding the animals, gardening, etc)
Outdoor play and Good Bye circle
About the founder:
I believe that children need to play in the elements and experience the natural world. The children will experience the joy and wonder of life while feeding the animals, gardening, baking, cooking, climbing trees, painting, drawing and playing. At Little Poppies Playgarden I help preserve and honor the wonder of childhood!
Kosima Grundy was raised in a Waldorf/Anthroposophical home and attended a Waldorf School. Her mother attended Kraeherwald Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany and her grandmother attended the founding Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany. She is a mother of two, ages 9 and 13, who is raising her children in a Waldorf environment. Kosima understands through her own life and experiences as a mother how important the early childhood years are.
Kosima’s children in kindergarten; Kosima in kindergarten
She brings warmth, love, knowledge and humor to the children each day. She has assisted in Waldorf kindergarten classrooms; created mother/child groups, attended many Waldorf education conferences, finished the foundational Waldorf Teacher Training program, graduated from the LifeWays Training program and is currently enrolled in the Remedial Program.
Testimonials from Waldorf Teachers:
“Miss Kosima’s Little Poppies Playgarden is a delightful, child centered home preschool. She’s been a favorite Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher and substitute at Summerfield Waldorf School for years and I’m not surprised she’s created such a sweet, enriching program for the little ones in our community.”
– Sarah Whitmore, Lead Kindergarten Teacher, Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm
“Joyful and loving, Kosima has created a home preschool enlivened with imaginative play, singing, stories, warmth and seasonal celebrations. She is also able to communicate well with parents and spread her enthusiasm for the care of young children.”
– Kathleen Neuwirth, Waldorf Kindergarten teacher for over 35 years.
I have never met an early childhood educator as talented, skilled and grounded as Kosima. She has committed herself to being an extraordinary caregiver and guide, and has sought the foundation in philosophy and pedagogical practice to match. She provides a rich and informed guidance to every child and family she has in her care. I experienced my son relaxing into his true nature with consistent support while being gently encouraged to keep expanding his capacities. Kosima possesses an unconditional listening for each child’s gifts and an unwavering commitment to the highest growth and development for all.
– Paula Argentieri, parent of a child in Kosima’s care and PhD, Education/Social and Cultural Studies, University of California, Berkeley