Nurturing Head, Heart and Hands

“If a child has been able in his play to give up his whole loving being to the world around him, he will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world.”

– Caroline von Heydebrand


The young child benefits from a gentle, creative, and engaging environment that serves as a transitional bridge between home and formal schooling.  The Sedona Children’s Garden is such an atmosphere; a haven for little ones nestled near the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. This lovely sanctuary, inspired by Waldorf education, is an ‘integrated’ preschool kindergarten program that has been joyfully serving families in the community for over 25 years.

The curriculum of the Sedona Children’s Garden is founded on a comprehensive medley of Rudolf Steiner’s pedagogical indications, historical and  current contemplative philosophies, as well as cutting edge developmental psychology. These stand as vital substructures for Sedona Children’s Garden and its thriving circle of families; guiding lights for honoring and serving each individual child, and for a distinctive, creative and progressive curriculum.

When parents enroll their children in the Sedona Children’s Garden they join a vibrant community; a hearth where the art of living and learning is nourished, inquiry is supported, curiosity is invited, and where creativity and passion for life soar.



480 Coffee Pot Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336


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Charity Cygal is the founder, director, and lead teacher of the Sedona Children’s Garden. She is a classically trained Waldorf Early Childhood Educator via Rudolf Steiner College, and a Waldorf Remedial Therapist through Association for a Healing Education. Charity has fused her passion for contemplative awareness studies, and developmental psychology with Steiner’s educational indications; creating a unique curriculum that has served the Sedona community and beyond for over 28 years. Read Charity’s full bio HERE

ENROLLMENT 2016 to 2017

AM Sunflowers:    

AGE: 3 to 6-year-olds.

FULL TIME: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

SWING SHIFT: Monday, Wednesday, Friday/Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM  (Part-time enrollment/Alternating Weeks)

PM Moon Blossoms (when available): 

AGE: 3 to 6-year-olds

FULL TIME: Monday through Friday from 1 PM to 3 PM

SWING SHIFT: Monday, Wednesday, Friday/Tuesday, Thursday from 1 PM to 3 PM  (Part-time enrollment/Alternating Weeks)

Note: We conduct a friendly informal observation of each child during the families tour of our school.

Considering Enrollment

  • Please contact  Charity Cygal at 323-447-1331, for a brief phone conversation, and to schedule your private tour of the kindergarten.
  • If your child is developmentally ready for our program, and we have a placement available for your little one you may request a registration form at the end of your tour.

We look forward to getting to know you and your child. Once your little one is enrolled in our program we invite you to have  Miss Charity come for a home visit. We have found over the years that such visits foster deeper connections between child and teacher, and strengthens the teacher’s ability to best meet your little ones particular growing needs.



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