1857 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor FL 34683 727-786-8311

Merrily We Meet Summer Program

Summer Program Offerings: Merrily We Meet Parent-Child Nursery: Ages 19 months-3 years Summer fun includes outdoor water play, bubble games, bread baking, butter churning, indoor play, painting, enchanting puppet plays, and toy making for parents. 4 weeks, beginning JUNE 20,… Read More

A Discussion and Book Signing with Dr. Torin Finser

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 7:30pm Cretan Cultural Center, 1821 Curlew Rd. Palm Harbor Donations Accepted “Education for Nonviolence: The Waldorf Way is a crucial book for our time. Dr. Finser eloquently identifies the unique practices in Waldorf education… Read More

May Faire & Grandparents Day

Friday, May 4 Students are eagerly preparing for the May Faire festivities that will be held on Friday, May 4th.  Grandparents and special friends are warmly invited to a simple reception on the front porch at 9am.  Afterwards, they will… Read More

Raising Competent, Confident, Caring Children – The Waldorf Way

Silicon Valley executives, Waldorf parents in general, and lately more and more education researchers, recognize the value of the holistic, hands-on, developmentally appropriate Waldorf approach to education. “The importance of storytelling, of the natural rhythms of daily life,… Read More

In Kindergarten, let them play

Increasingly, the research shows that social, active, creative play is the true work of kindergarten. When a focus on academics crowds out this work, children are more likely to struggle later on with social and emotional skills, impulse control, and critical thinking and planning, not to mention increased levels of anxiety and depression.

Raising Screen Free Kids – A Parent’s Perspective

Reflections on Screen-Free Parenting There are many reasons we give our daughter a screen-free childhood. But, really, many of those reasons are beside the point (or in addition to the real point), which is this: Our home and… Read More

A Grandmother’s Take on Watching Screen-Free Grandchildren

“Screen-free play at Gran’mommy and Gran’poppy’s House” By Barbara Bedingfield There is nothing more awe-inspiring than to watch a 2 ½ -year old at play, using the things at hand to create his worlds. In this particular instance… Read More

Tis a Gift to Be Simple

by Barbara Bedingfield There is a way to find calm and time for the enjoyment of simple things in the mad rush that has become the Christmas season. To develop consciousness around what is (and is not) nourishing… Read More

Preserving Childhood

In our stepped-up, hurried, often frenzied world we are taking a toll on childhood.  Like a tender little plant in the garden, the young child needs time to grow and develop at its own natural pace.  Instead, the… Read More