We are outraged by the unjust acts perpetrated by the police officers involved whose very task it is to protect their communities. We are once again reminded of the systemic racism that exists within the United States. Yet, we recognize that sadness and outrage are not enough.
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Education and child development experts are weighing in on the importance of addressing student social emotional health when school begins in the fall.
Patricia Cornelius, Early Childhood Teacher and Faculty Chair at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, shares a few very simple things parents can do to keep their young children learning at home.
The Run! Skip! Dance! campaign continues through September 11, 2020, which is the 100+1-year anniversary of Waldorf education.The goal is to make our way, through logged miles from participants in our active school communities, from Waldorf school to Waldorf school throughout North America.
We are always proud, but never surprised, to see our students out in the world doing good. Recently, current Waldorf students have been in the news for their part both in helping during the COVID-19 pandemic and working to better our environment.
School buildings may be closed, but May Day is alive and well throughout North America in our Waldorf School communities. Here are just some of the wonderful ways our Waldorf schools have been celebrating with their families to honor the start to the month of May!
For centuries, the symbol of the star has represented clarity, hope and guidance in the face of darkness – a message of a new beginning. With this in mind, we invite you to participate in a continental paper star-making project!
Many school campuses will remain closed for the rest of the current school year. Families may see sadness from their children and hear about how they miss teachers, peers, and extended community.
It is important to take time to grieve, offer children a broader perspective and remain positive while moving forward.
Jennie Ellis, Kindergarten Teacher at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod, asks, "How do we stay connected and balanced as a family in a time of such uncertainty?"
"A well-rooted sense of security, freedom, and imagination can grow into a strong, craved-for comfort for you and your children..."