Affiliations & Memberships

Suncoast Waldorf School is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA), the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), and the International Association of Waldorf Kindergartens.


Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA)

Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN)

International Association of Waldorf Kindergartens

Alliance for Childhood

Waldorf Teachers

Waldorf Today

Recommended Reading

Barnes, Henry.  An Introduction to Waldorf Education, a collection of articles by noted Waldorf Educators.

Petrash, Jack. Understanding Waldorf – Education from the Inside Out.

Fenner, Pamela Johnson and Rivers, Karen. Waldorf Education – A Family Guide.

Baldwin, Rahima. You are Your Child’s First Teacher.

Articles & Papers of Interest

Edward Miller and Joan Almon, ‘Crisis in the Kindergarten: Why Children Need to Play in School’, College Park, MD: Alliance for Childhood, 2009. (pdf doc)

Peggy Orenstein, ‘Kindergarten Cram’, New York Times, April 29, 2009.

Dan Fost, ‘Tech Gets a Time-Out’, San Francisco, March 23, 2010.

Henig, Rober Marantz, ‘Taking Play Seriously’, New York Times, February 17, 2008.

Stevens, Heidi, ‘Cartoon Pals Stay Home’, Chicago Tribune. January 4, 2011.

Stout, Hilary, ‘Effort to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum’, New York Times, January 5, 2011.

‘Nintendo Warns New 3D Games May Harm Kids Eyes’, Associated Press, December 31, 2010.

Long-Breipohl, Renate, ‘Supporting Self Directed Play‘, Waldorf Today, 2011.

Baldwin, Sara, ‘Myth Busting: How reading is taught in Waldorf Schools‘, June 6, 2011

Richtel, Matt, ‘A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute‘, Waldorf Today, October 2011

Pappano, Laura, ‘Waldorf Education in Public Schools’, Harvard Graduate School of Education, November 2011


Joan Almon interview with Rebecca Thompson of The Consciously Parenting Project: Importance of Play, Winter 2011

Suncoast Waldorf School rejects computers in the classroom. Interview with Isabel Mascarenas of Channel 10 News, December 1, 2011


Suncoast Waldorf You Tube Channel