Part of the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s WALDORF AT HOME series of classes.
Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf Education has been called many things: scientist, philosopher, artist, seer. Truly, Waldorf Education itself is born out of the convergence of all of Steinerʼs gifts. Evolved out of Anthroposophy, the spiritual philosophy Steiner brought as basis for all of his practical works, Waldorf Education integrates what Steiner perceived was taking place spiritually in the human being with what was taking place physically during a childʼs formative years.
In the same way the hidden wisdom of nature guides the building of a beehive, the change of seasons or conception itself, Rudolf Steiner believed that a similar Wisdom guided the growth of a child. Citing seven-year phases of development in which certain faculties and capacities came on board in the human being, Steiner broke this down even further, pinpointing hallmarks of growth and change year-by-year in early childhood and the school-aged child. With sensitivity, reverence and compassion, Steiner formulated the Waldorf curriculum to not only meet the child at his or her particular stage of growth, but to help "midwife" subsequent stages and capacities.
At turns described as an artistic education, an education through music and art, and a renaissance education, Waldorf Education holds as its core belief the importance of recognizing each child and meeting his or her needs through a vibrant curriculum that can help them realize their destiny.
$120 for this class--a limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Please e-mail Kim Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org or Therese Lederer at email@example.com or call 203-364-1113.