Many web sites and organizations exist on the World Wide Web regarding Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner's philosophy.
Why Waldorf Works / Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
AWSNA was founded in 1979 to assist Waldorf schools and institutes in working together to nurture Waldorf Education so that it can manifest more widely in the world. Now, there are more than 200 affiliated schools and institutes on the North American continent.
Check out our own school calendar. Tidewater often hosts child and education focused lectures and programs open to the entire community.
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
WECAN's mission is to nurture the work with young children from pre-birth to age seven, based on an understanding of the healthy development of the child in body, soul and spirit. Our goal is to protect and nurture childhood as the foundation for a truly human culture in the future.
The Waldorf School Directory
A Directory of Waldorf Schools and Useful Links about Waldorf Education.
In the past 20 years, Waldorf has become the largest private-school movement in the world, and Waldorf methods are now being taken up by a growing number of homeschooling families and public charter and magnet schools throughout the US.
But why is an approach to education that was developed in 1919 by an Austrian researcher and educator so relevant to today's world?Read The Wisdom of Waldorf article in Mothering Magazine
The Alliance For Childhood
The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children's healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living. Our public education campaigns bring to light both the promise and the vulnerability of childhood. We act for the sake of the children themselves and for a more just, democratic, and ecologically responsible future.
Online Waldorf Library
A comprehensive collection of curricular resources to aid the Waldorf educator
Resource materials and free Job postings for anthroposophical organizations.
A site dedicated to providing in depth answers about Waldorf education for parents and prospective parents. This site also serves to clear up some of the misconceptions that may exist about Waldorf education.
Bob and Nancy's Services
The largest English language web site for information on Waldorf Schools and Anthroposophy
The following books are available at many area libraries:
- Waldorf Education-A Family Guide
Pamela Fenner/Karen Rivers
- You Are Your Child's First Teacher
- School As a Journey
- Learning To Learn: Interviews With Waldorf Graduates
- Waldorf Education; From the Inside Out
- Beyond The Rainbow Bridge
Barbara Patterson/Pam Bradley
- Education Towards Freedom
Rudolf Steiner Foundation
An innovative financial services organization that incorporates spirit in its loan, gift, grant and advisory services programs.
Council for American Private Education
CAPE is the primary advocate for American private K-12 education. Based in Washington, D.C., with organizations in most states, CAPE strengthens the nation's educational system (by working with parents, educators, and legislators* )to preserve educational pluralism and ensure that parents have a choice in the schooling of their children.
Camphill Association of America
Information about special needs education inspired by Rudolf Steiner - includes links to Camphill Communities in America
Distributor of Waldorf school supplies.
Waldorf House Exchange
A service helping to connect Waldorf families wishing to exchange homes for vacations.
Eugene Schwartz and The Millennial Child
A master Waldorf teacher now consultant in the Waldorf and public sector writes on his web site: "We hope to serve as a contemporary resource for people interested in educating children in the twenty-first century. Our foundation rests on Waldorf education, and we enthusiastically acknowledge that the Waldorf method is based on Anthroposophy, a worldview promulgated by Rudolf Steiner. Rather than proscribing narrow limits to the scope of this web site, Steiner's approach serves as a springboard for understanding and embracing all that serves the true needs of the modern child."
Kim John Payne, MEd. and The Child Today
Kim Payne is an Australian who has for 20 years worked as a counselor, adult educator, consultant/researcher and educator. He consults widely in Waldorf and public schools.
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