Preschool and Kindergarten

teacher leads young children in circle gameYoung children learn best through physical activity, sensory engagement, imaginative play, and imitation of the world around them.

In a Waldorf early childhood classroom, children are free to be children, outdoor time is essential to their well being, beauty and goodness permeate their surroundings, and foundations of academic excellence are fostered in a developmentally appropriate way.

For further information about Waldorf early childhood education, contact the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) at
"I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is true of human beings.
We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and so are solidified and perfected. Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal rapidity to an extreme old age."
– Henry David Thoreau
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