Widening the Circle: How Early Childhood Is Holding Our Younger Students
When we call up images of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom, most of us will picture the warm colors, the seasonal treasures on display, the natural play things tidily placed on shelves and in cubbies, the long wooden tables encompassed by a multitude of pint-sized chairs, and a bounteous kitchen stocked with grains, vegetables and fruit. The feelings that emerge will likely be those of warmth, security, coziness, calmness and a delightful anticipation of what might unfold in this special space. Every Waldorf early childhood classroom is designed as a home-away-from-home. The rhythms of the day hold us like a well-worn pathway that offers direction and purpose as well as welcome opportunities to step off the path and into the less traveled places for exploration and adventure. We always find our way back. Read more in our newsletter….