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Steiner Education

A comprehensive overview of Steiner education from the Anthroposophical Society of America in recognition of the 100 year anniversary .

Conference Brochure including dates, times, cost, workshops and registration information. Please do not register on the SECA website, to register you must go to the Kolisko conference registration page.

Susan Howard

Is there a Waldorf early childhood “curriculum?” Are there specific activities – perhaps puppet plays or watercolor painting, for example – that are required in a Waldorf program? Are there certain materials and furnishings – lazured, soft-colored walls, handmade playthings, natural materials, beeswax crayons – that are essential ingredients of a Waldorf setting? What is it that makes Waldorf early childhood education “Waldorf?” 

Rudolf Steiner spoke on a number of occasions about experiences essential for healthy early childhood education, including the following:

 

• Love and warmth
• Care for the environment and nourishment for the senses
• Creative, artistic experience
• Meaningful adult activity as an example for the child’s imitation
• Free, imaginative play
• Protection for the forces of childhood
• Gratitude, reverence, and wonder
• Joy, humor, and happiness
• Adult caregivers on a path of inner development