Seedlings: Parent and Child Classes


Painting of a seedling in front of a glowing pink heart


The MPCS Seedlings Parent and Child Classes provide a warm, welcoming space for families to learn and grow. Auntie Susan, an experienced early childhood educator, will lead you and your little one through a gentle, predictable rhythm that features developmentally-appropriate, play-based activities for the children and inspiration and support for the parents.

Class Curriculum

Each session is seasonally-centered and features unique projects. The rhythm will reflect the preschool/kindergarten school year, just on a smaller scale, so the content of the whole year is valuable. Play time and time to socialize with new friends is also ongoing, so a whole year will build those relationships with teacher, peers, parents, and the Mountain Phoenix Community.

The curriculum for the Seedlings Class features:

  • time for parents to connect
  • social time
  • a hearty snack (suspending for the time being)
  • creative time for parents
  • free play for children
  • songs, stories and circle time
  • information and articles about child development and education

Four children in a rocking boat

Class Details

  • Location: Faddick Hall (Building C) East entrance – mainly outside
  • Ages: birth to 3 years old
  • Time: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
  • Days: Spring session is offered on Thursdays from April  15 to May 20, 2021.
  • Cost: Tuition: $210.  Materials Fee: $45.  Registration Fee: $25.
  • Who: 6 families per session, 7 children if siblings.

    Participation in the Seedlings Program does not give enrollment priority into the PreK through 8th-grade programs at Mountain Phoenix Community School.

Registration and Questions

Please email Susan Skokan at

Meet Susan Skokan, Lead Teacher of the Seedlings Program

Susan has been working with children in early childhood since January 2007. She has been immersed in Waldorf Education and involved in MPCS since the summer of 2011. She also ran a licensed child care and home preschool from summer 2012 to Summer 2014. She has been a lead teacher in summer camps at the Denver Waldorf School. She has two sons who attend MPCS.


LiveWays early childhood teacher certification – May 2014
Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy – May 2016
Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certifcation- July 2019
Early Childhood Teacher certification – May 2008
MSU Fine Art Major – emphasis Photography, second emphasis English Writing
WECAN Continuing Teacher Education with Nancy Blanning and others – countless hours

Loves: Children and their discoveries, their point of view. Art and creating art, being outside, water, music, poetry, nature, family, real conversations, thoughtfulness

Why Auntie? Part of the LifeWays approach to children is that school is first an extension of home and family. Your children are warmly welcomed here.

Susan has taught home school kindergarten and parent & child classes since Fall 2016 and loves these dynamic programs. Festivals and connections with families are the highlights of the years!