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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

Typical Day at Suncoast Waldorf

Learn about the rhythm of our school day.

Harvest Walk

The children participated in the annual Harvest Walk.  The kindergarden children dressed up like pumpkins for the Harvest Walk that took them from classroom to classroom around the school.  Each Grade played a role in being the bankers,… Read More

First Grade Rose Ceremony

The new first graders were welcomed by their teacher, Liesil Stein, at the traditional Rose Ceremony held on the first day of school.  After telling them a story, the children were called one by one to cross over… Read More

Michaelmas Celebration

  Suncoast Waldorf students, teachers parents and staff came together as a community and celebrated the spirit of Michaelmas. The younger children passed through the Brave Knight’s Challenge on their way to being knighted and receiving the swords… Read More