Early Childhood Graham Crackers

Our Early Childhood Extended Care teacher, Kathy Miller, shares one of her favorite recipes from the  Morning Glory Playgroup at Prairie Hill Waldorf School. Home Made Graham Crackers Ingredients: 2 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour ½ Tsp Salt ½ Tsp Baking Powder ¼ Tsp Cinnamon 1 stick of Butter 3/4 Cup Honey   Instructions: Preheat oven to 375.  […]

Where Do You Buy Rain Pants?

Welcome to the world of outdoor play, EVERY day! Kids don’t care about rain and snow and at Spring Garden they get outside to move three times a day rain or shine, wet or dry, mud or mud. This is why Waldorf schools require proper outerwear for active kids. Unfortunately, the big box stores don’t […]

Openings Now Available in Full Day Preschool

Due to planned expansion, our wait list has cleared and we now have several new openings in our full day preschool program. Spring Garden Waldorf preschool is a nurturing day focused on fostering the small child’s imagination through storytelling, music, outdoor play and artistic activities. It is also an extension of the family experience — […]

Teacher Communication – Early Childhood

Here at Spring Garden, parents receive regular communication from class teachers about what the children are learning and what the teacher’s are observing. We wanted to give an example here on our blog of our thorough, and some might say, inspired, teacher communication. This letter is from our Extended Care, Early Childhood teacher, Kathy Miller: […]

Martinmas Lantern Festival

Last week Early Childhood celebrated Martinmas, a lantern festival celebrating the life of St. Martin and reminding us that we each have a light inside of us that we can share with the world. St. Martin was a soldier in Rome in the 4th century.  Legend says that one wintry night, he met a poor […]

Waldorf vs. Montessori

  When parents are researching private schools, the myriad of options and different educational philosophies can sometimes be overwhelming. Many of the parents considering Waldorf education also consider Montessori. This is probably because both education methods cater to a student’s individual learning style with reverence and respect for each child and their gifts.  But how […]

Fall & Winter Parent Child Class Schedule

Our Parent / Child classes offer a warm, enriching environment for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Parents are nearby to observe and interact as their children are guided through the morning by the gentle rhythm of circle time, creative play, snack and story time. Parents are encouraged to discuss child development and […]

Spring Garden 2012 Events Post

This post is particularly for our new parents, but everyone may find it handy!  Like at most schools, here at Spring Garden, we hit the ground running.  So here’s some basic information about scheduled events that happen early on in the school year. For more detailed info, please talk with your class teacher, the office, […]

The Importance of Fairy Tales – Part 2

Here is another great article about what fairy tales can teach the young and the old.  James Parson’s piece explores the lessons from educationalist and psychologist, Dr Bruno Bettelheim, who, “suggests that children need dark fairy stories to deal with their inner turmoil and fears about life and death.”  Parson’s discusses why fairy tales give […]

Summer Parent Child Classes – Join Us

If you’re interested in learning more about Waldorf education or looking for an enriching toddler program this summer, check out Spring Garden’s Parent Child classes. The 2 ½ hour classes are for parents and their children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Class begins at 9am when everyone comes together in a warm classroom […]