Asher’s New Preschool

Asher is now settling into his new school. By the end of his second week he seemed quite at home and not nearly so clingy and sad at drop-off time in the mornings. Honestly, there’s so much to love at Starbright Garden Waldorf Nursery School. And although we dearly loved our old preschool and teachers with all our hearts and didn’t wish to change, we are now enjoying this new adventure.


The gardens are gorgeous and full of flowers, fruit-bearing trees and vines, and veggies. I noticed grapes, tomatoes, beans, squashes, kale, herbs and more.

Matches, One of Two Preschool Cats

Two cats, a tiny dog, and two bunnies are happy companions for the children. This is Matches. She will fling herself down in front of you to get caresses and cuddles.

Gate Bells Asher and G Behind the Vine House Starbright Garden Waldorf Preschool Gate

There are beautiful sights everywhere you look, including bells and a star on the garden gate, and a “bean” house covered in bean vines and morning glories.

Rooster and a Hen

This is the rooster. He greets the children each morning with his enthusiastic crowing. (I’m glad he lives at school and not in my backyard!)

Garden Art Marigolds in One of Many Garden Beds


The pomegranates are still green right now, but in a couple of months they’ll be ready to eat.

Preschool Outdoor Snack Area

This is where the children eat during good weather. The teacher is very committed to serving Nourishing Traditions foods. Indoors is a beautiful, light-filled playroom that is filled with Waldorf toys and surrounded on three sides by floor-to-ceiling windows.

Asher and G on Mr. Mountain

Besides Mr. Mountain, pictured here, there is also a sandbox and a playhouse. Asher has been reunited with this friend, G, with whom he used to play at Ring-A-Rosies. This boy has featured heavily in Asher’s imagination adventures for more than a year now, despite their separation. Happily, they are fast friends now, too!

Caramel Bunny Charcoal Bunny

Caramel and Charcoal are the two bunnies. They run and chase each other in the rabbit hutch.

So, although change is sometimes difficult, especially when you are happy with the way things are, thankyouverymuch!, change can also bring new friends and experiences that enrich our lives and enliven our minds. It also offers us an opportunity to increase our flexibility—a perfect and timely mental workout for 3-year-olds (and 38-year-olds).

3 Responses to “Asher’s New Preschool”

  • Eisa
    September 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Sara!! The school looks beautiful, warm and welcoming! I’m glad Asher is doing well. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Love and blessings


  • The Tan Family - Syrendell
    September 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I’m so glad that this has turned out to be a wonderful experience! Change can be a good thing. I hope that Asher continues to enjoy his time at this special program.


  • Sara
    September 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Thank you, Elisa! And how are you and your family adjusting? I cannot wait to hear more about your adventure. Blessings of the season on you!


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