For many families, this will be their first step on the Waldorf path. We have packed everything you will need to get started. This will prepare you for early childhood plus two full years of kindergarten. This also includes Waldorf homeschool teacher training as well as support and mentoring.
"We only have to act in ways that are worthy of the child's gratitude and it will flow toward us, especially during the first period of life." ~ Rudolf Steiner, Gratitude, Love, and Duty
Meet Super Sam. He's a gnome that lives in the forest, helps his friends and loves his family. We have two full years, 52 weeks each, of stories about Sam and his friends. We occasionally tie in some other stories and also bring age appropriate fairy tales to the second year.
Handwork is a hallmark of Waldorf and we start you out right with plenty of patterns AND instruction! Each month will bring a new (optional) project for Mom.
Circle time creation can be stressful. We take the stress out with our guidelines, song bank and all the tunes!
Community is wonderful. Community outside of Facebook is even better. We've found that so many families are looking for an alternative to Facebook which we now offer. Talk about handwork struggles, your 6 year change wins and get coaching help from me!
We found that families who have training in Waldorf foundations really excel in their homeschooling. We provide you with a full year access to our Thinking Feeling Willing program as well as access to weekly coaching calls with Melisa or one of her coaches.
Despite my best attempts at downsizing my collection, at the end of the day I am a book in hand kinda gal. We provide you with a hard copy of the curriculum as well as a Planning for Peace journal and a copy of our book Rhythm & Waldorf Homeschool Planning.
We want you to be able to get everything you need quickly! Our app will allow you to have it all at your fingertips. Our support groups are also easily accessed on the app.
Q. Does this include all the curriculum I will need to teach kindergarten at home?
A. YES! We include story content for two full years of kindergarten at home as well as laid out circles with the melodies, recipes and more.
Q. Will this curriculum introduce the letters to my child?
A. No. In Waldorf that is grade 1 content. Grade 1 is intended for the child that is 7 or nearly 7. Kindergarten is for two years beginning at 5 or nearly 5.
Q. Does this include supplies?
A. This program does NOT include supplies such as crayons, beeswax, etc. We have a favorite supplier, you can find her HERE. There is a recommended supply list in the curriculum.
Q. Is coaching included?
A. Yes! You are invited to coaching calls four times a month.
Q. Is this curriculum secular?
A. That is a tricky question! We encourage inner work for parents. That is spiritual but NOT religious in content. In the curriculum, Super Sam celebrates several different festivals from different faiths. While he is a little gnome that you will see often pictured as a Caucasian boy, that is only because he was inspired by our son. We encourage families to make the characters their own and bring whatever ethnicity to him that they wish. Super Sam's adventures take him to different places all over the world and we hope that you will infuse him with your creativity as well.
Q. Is this digital or hard copy?
A. Both. You will be shipped a copy of the curriculum, plus a Planning for Peace journal and a copy of Rhythm & Waldorf Homeschool Planning. You will also have digital access to the curriculum and the training.
Q. This looks pretty Mom centered, are you sensitive to non-traditional families?
A. YES! In our home, both my husband, Erik and I do the teaching AND the working. We work with moms, dads, grandparents, foster/adoptive parents and more. We are here to help you be present and connected with your CHILD, that is our focus.
Q. I still have questions, how can I answer them?
A. Send me an email I am happy to help.
Waldorf Homeschool Training