Making the Transition to First Grade 

Please join us on Thursday, March 24, to learn more about the Waldorf First Grade curriculum.   Mrs. Andrea Zeno, an experienced Waldorf teacher and the current first grade class teacher, has graciously offered to give a talk for all parents.  Her talk will cover how skills and curriculum are approached in the first grade.  This […]

On The Matter of Mud – Why Waldorf Kids Get Dirty

  “We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.” – David Suzuki The National Wildlife Federation has essentially created a whitepaper on dirt to explain and encourage […]

Waldorf Subjects: Extra Lesson

by Jennell Woodard Waldorf Education is about the whole child – mind, body, and soul. The body and movement are intimately interconnected and interdependent in learning from this whole child perspective. The goal in Waldorf Education is to support development in which education is more than gaining knowledge. Learning is not all in our heads. […]

Bored to … Genius

  Boredom is an uncomfortable, undesired, frustrating state of mind. As parents, we’ve been conditioned to alleviate these feelings in our little ones. We ask, “What do they need to reach a better state of mind?” So it’s really no wonder that a bored and whiny child makes a parent spout lists of fun ideas […]

The Science Behind Waldorf Kindergarten Classroom Design

Early Childhood classrooms in Waldorf schools look different. Some parents are initially surprised by the lack of primary colors and maps and charts that normally festoon the walls of “traditional” preschool rooms. Won’t the kids find this … boring? According to recent research on the topic of classroom design, they won’t consider it at all, […]

The Case for a Summer Slowdown

If you Google, “Summer break with children,” you get two types of search results — a variety of activity lists or articles about the evils of summer’s off. Turns out they call it “summer fade,” which is a one month backslide in learning coupled with an increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) for kids. Many parents […]

Nature’s Children Parent and Child Class

Spring Garden Waldorf School and Crown Point Ecology Center are partnering to offer Nature’s Children Parent and Child Class.  Nature’s Children is a one of a kind offering for parents and/or caregivers of children ages 18 months to 4 years.  This summer session will be offered almost entirely outdoors and will allow children and their parents to […]

Expansion of Nursery Preschool Program

Spring Garden Waldorf School is pleased and excited to announce an expansion of the Nursery Preschool program due to high demand.  This program serves children who are 3 or young 4 year olds and are potty trained. We will be offering a 2 day preschool program on Mondays/Tuesdays.  Half and full day options are available.  […]

Sample Day for Preschool

Are you interested in Spring Garden Waldorf School for your Pre-K child?  We have a free sample morning classes available for interested parents and their children. On this day, you can join your child and walk through the rhythmic, warm, sensory filled experience of a Waldorf early childhood classroom  The morning will include circle time, […]

The Importance of Repetition

A Message from Nursery Preschool Teacher, Kathy Miller When I see the words brain development in black and white, I feel such a tremendous responsibility for my classroom’s children. Am I providing every possible opportunity in my Nursery Preschool classroom to develop each child’s greatest potential? Thankfully, I know that what I do on a […]