The art and science of imagination

Michael Hedley Burton at DVWS

Storyteller, author, and playwright Michael Hedley Burton visited our school this past week and treated the children and faculty alike to his storytelling. Originally from New Zealand, he now makes his home in Sydney, Australia. Students from Early Childhood through eighth grade were

Early Childhood Wonder

What a JOY it is to provide the space for children to truly free-play and explore their natural world! Watch the video—I dare you not to smile!  

Early Childhood Field Trip

On March 21, the Early Childhood classes embarked on a field trip to Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg. The children enjoyed feeding cows,  feeding chickens, petting horses, climbing trees, learning about farm life, tapping maple trees for sap, and taking in the great outdoors

Wonder Garden—First Hike!

Our littlest ones went on their first hike this week!

Songs & Storytime Free Preschool Class—Saturday, April 16th, 10:00 a.m.

Songs & Storytime Free Preschool Class Saturday, April 16th, 10:00 a.m. Children 2 to 5 years old are invited to Da Vinci Waldorf School to play, enjoy some circle games, and hear a story told with handcrafted table puppets. This is a free event! Please register by calling (847)52

Monkeying Around in Early Childhood

Monkeying Around in Early Childhood Children enjoy the challenge of working their way across the monkey bars that Mr. Haller built for our play yard. This is a wonderful hand-eye coordination and strengthening activity for children.

Hike day in Early childhood!

Hike day in Early Childhood! Running and rolling down hills and tossing our wishing sticks into the fire. We each toss a small stick into the fire and make a wish or send off a prayer.

VIDEO: Early Childhood: Enjoying Winter Recess

Early Childhood: Enjoying Winter Recess Joy abounds in this video clip from late January. Climbing, sliding, chipping away at the ice with shovel and hammer, running, hiding, and simply having a good time! A little snippet from early childhood winter playtime outside at Da Vinci Waldo

Early Childhood Moment

Early Childhood Moment Big fourth graders helped some young ones in our kindergarten tie “butterfly bows”.

Early Childhood Moment

Early Childhood Moment Early childhood to students played (acted out) the story of “Grandfather New Year and His Four Children.” Here are the Seasons’ Four!