The 5th/6th Grade class at Da Vinci Waldorf School just returned from its class trip to Starved Rock State Park. The class trip in the Waldorf school has several purposes. First, it is an opportunity for the students to understand themselves in an environment that is not thei
This year, Da Vinci Waldorf School sixth- through eighth-graders were involved in numerous service projects. They volunteered with Citizens for Conservation, based in Barrington; Walk on Farm in Barrington, which provides equine assisted therapy; and at Captain James A. Lovell Federal
Sir Ken Robinson discusses how it is our educational paradigm itself that has been left behind, taking our children and our future with it. More of the same will only create more of the same–rising ADHD and dropout rates, and children who are woefully unprepared for the future.
As part of our re-branding last year, the Da Vinci Waldorf School wrote a new tag line: “The art and science of imagination.” One of the fundamentals of Waldorf education is developing a child’s imagination. From the pictures the preschool child creates in her mind when she hears a fa
From Waldorf Today: Children’s play is threatened, say experts who advise that kids – from toddlers to tweens – should be relearning how to play. Roughhousing and fantasy feed development. Scientists disagree about what sort of play is most important, government is loath to regulate t
Saturday December 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You’re invited to an afternoon of shopping and merriment, just in time for the holidays! There will be a large variety of hand-crafted, fine artisan creations and gently used books for sale. While you shop, the little ones will
By Claudia Lenart When I first wrote about Waldorf in public schools for Conscious Choice, some 12 years ago, examples were few and far between. There was Urban Waldorf in Milwaukee and a handful of charter schools in California and Arizona. The number of Waldorf-inspired public schoo
The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) is once again urging parents that children under 2 should not be watching TV or spending time with screen media, while acknowledging that most parents ignore this advice. This is the first time the AAP has updated its policy on screen time
The New York Times published an article that looks at why many Silicon Valley tech wizards send their children to Waldorf schools, where children do not use computers. Technology experts say they believe technology has it’s time and place. Here is a clip from the article: LOS AL
In a recent challenging New York Times Op-Ed article, Joel Bakan, a Canadian Professor of Law, has identified a serious issue, corporate uses of the electronic media to influence children’s buying choices; thus threatening their psychological, social, and even their physical develo
"We can build optimism by validating children’s efforts, even in the face of failure. Look for what went right and point it out to your child. Also, do not focus solely on the outcome, but help your child examine the steps. " ...