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Expert training.


Get homeschool training in the Waldorf method from the leading authority, Melisa Nielsen. She has trained thousands of families all over the world for the last 15 years and brings her experience homeschooling five children right to you in this program.

Planned out curriculum.

Melisa's curriculum was written based on the HOME. She has studied Steiner for nearly 20 years and wants to help you feel confident in teaching your children. She walks you through all you need to be the best Waldorf homeschool teacher for your children.  PLUS a Lifetime purchase NOW gives you updates AND get discounts on hard copies for life!


Not only are you capable, you are EXACTLY what your children need! Melisa and her team will guide you on the HOW.

Save Money and Time. 

Our program is hands down the best value you will find in the Waldorf world. NO ONE has what we have! We provide, support, training and curriculum that will follow you through years of schooling. 

We've learned that money can be replaced but time can't be. Hunting around for resources and courses and even freebies takes up valuable family and lesson time.  Learn how to leverage your time and take it back!  That's more time for play, more time for hikes, more time for YOURSELF.

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12 monthly payments.  Billed each month until paid in full.  Billed automatically . Lifetime access to all the training, all the curriculum, all the mentoring plus discounts on hard copies.

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What to check out our monthly option?

TFW Monthly does not include curriculum or many of the extras our Lifetime program does, but it is an excellent option if you need training and support.


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Our program gets results! 


Satabria Rayne says...

I am so grateful to have found Melisa and her beautiful programs. She is like the sister, friend, coach, mentor, teacher, sometimes tough mom. We invested in the TFW and Lifetime that includes the 1:1 and I want to say something about the power and benefit of receiving personal coaching as a teacher/mom/partner. Because of her steadfast authenticity and transparency Melisa became a trusted advisor long before I "met" her in person. So when I reached out for 1:1 coaching she was there for me during a very difficult transition in our family situation. Her empathy and compassion while remaining focused on the best for each member of the family is paramount. Sometimes we all need life lines and I'm proud and grateful to say Melisa is on of mine for certain. I want to also speak on Erik for a moment, Melisa's husband lends insight and perspective that I wouldn't have expected nor ever been open to prior to being a part of the WE family. I am truly grateful for the products and services, the beauty and inspiration and the continuous support that Melisa and her team provide. Thank you!

Jennifer Taylor says...

I left a very large and well known private Waldorf School, because it was managed too much like a business not a Waldorf School. Both my husband and myself independently found Waldorf Essentials and we both LOVE it. It had the heart and function of a true Waldorf education with the practicality of a homeschooling program!

Anna Katherine Curfman says...

Melisa is an extraordinary mentor. I chose to homeschool our three children (grades 3, 6, 7) this year after they had been in a Waldorf school. It felt like a herculean task, but Melisa's calmness, wisdom, and guidance has seen us through the year. Without her program and her help, I would have given up by Christmas. I knew from all of my exposure to Steiner that the inner place of the teacher is paramount and Melisa's Thinking Feeling Willing program delivers all of the steps that I needed to prepare myself to teach my children and to do the inner work I needed to hold the classroom space. Her curriculums are well laid out, I like the quick months at a glance in the front and I especially love that I can order printed copies that are bound. The private fb groups she holds for us are excellent and a really great place to connect and support other homeschooling families. My words cannot express my gratitude for Melisa and her program.

Then two years later she said this...

Two years later - Melisa is the best coach. This is an incredible program. Without her, I would have given up ten times...When I am feeling defeated, I ask for help, I connect in her groups - I get nourished and taught and coached. She has so many amazing videos as well as many handouts, curriculum etc. Cannot say enough good things about this program! The mom lessons are the key - so much good stuff!


Course Tour

Want to see what's under the hood? Take our tour. This is the course tour for our Lifetime option.


Apps can make things so much easier!  We have an app that houses all of our programs to make them easy to consume!

Common Questions Answered :)

Q. I already have a lifetime membership, what will happen to me?

A. You will continue to get the BEST in support from Melisa & Team Nielsen.  PLUS, you will have access to all the cool stuff that is coming. Don't worry, we always have your back.

Q. Why are you making such big changes? Why are you getting rid of the Lifetime option?

A. We have been providing outstanding Waldorf homeschooling support for over 15 years. We want to continually evolve as needed and be able to be your compass on this journey. In order to be sustainable in that, we have to shift some of our practices. 

Q.  Does this include all the curriculum I will need to teach the Waldorf method at home?

A. The Lifetime option DOES includes all the curriculum for kindergarten through the grades.  We currently have grades 1 through 5 complete with math.  Grade 6 is complete but you'll need a math resource (we can help you with that.) Grades 7 through 9 are guides.  The rest of high school is planned. We offer extensive planning help to everyone and when we have families with middle and high school kids we spend a lot of time helping them put together their school year. 

We are revising all the curriculum and deepening it in 2020.  Signing up for Lifetime now will ensure you receive all those updates and discounts on the hard copies.

You can see a SAMPLE of the curriculum HERE.

Q. Do you support the Southern Hemisphere?

A. Yes!  We have planning support and we have altered our Kindergarten to make it accessible to the Southern Hemisphere. 

Q. Is there a set time I need to complete this?

A.  It is self paced.  For the Lifetime option, you pay once and you have access for life to the content and all the content updates we include from here in.  

Q. Do you offer phone coaching?

A. Phone coaching is available for those that need it at a reduction of my regular coaching fees.  

Q. How do I receive mentoring from you?

A. You can receive mentoring from me in a few ways.  The best ways to get some personal help are to join me for weekly office hours on Fridays. There is a calendar in the group with the times. The office hours are over video chat and we can talk face to face about your challenges.  You can also ask questions in the TFW Support Community.  It is a non-Facebook community that you receive access to when you join.

Q. I will need to access this from my phone, do you have an app?

A. Yes!  As of November 2019 we have an awesome app that brings all of our courses with us into one space.

Q. Is your curriculum secular? 

A. That is a tricky question! We encourage inner work for parents.  That is spiritual but NOT religious in content.  It will be different for everyone.  The curriculum itself teaches about CULTURES and understanding those cultures will expose you to how they believed.  For instance to understand how the Greeks lived, you have to understand their relationship to the Greek gods.  The same would be said for the Hebrew people.  To understand all of Hebrew life then you must understand Jewish beliefs.  Waldorf is secular in the manner that these are introduced.  Each culture is taught as a belief system of that culture rather than a belief system of the student.  Each family will have their own belief system and understanding the cultures that framed our history allows us to better understand ourselves.

Q. I work with a charter school. Can I ask my charter teacher to purchase this product?

No. Charter schools have regulations that they need to meet. We have created a product specifically for charters. If you have questions on the differences between this product and the charter program, please message me. They MUST purchase using THIS link. Charters can only purchase this through March 31st.

Q. I still have questions can I contact you?

A. Yes, sure! Send me an email or a message on the link above. Please be specific in your questions.


You will still be where you are now. You will still be longing for a Waldorf inspired education. You will still lack the confidence you do now. You won't be any closer to your goal. And...your kids won't have the benefit of this education in their lives.


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