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Best Age to Start Preschool For Your Child

A Developmentally Appropriate Approach to Starting Academics What is the optimal age to start preschool for your child? At Da Vinci Waldorf School, children must be 3 years old by May 31st to attend preschool and 6 years old by…

What is AWSNA?

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is a non­profit membership organization of independent Waldorf schools and institutes in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.  In North America, there are more than 160 member schools and 14 teacher education…

Rest is Best: Why Downtime is Important

Rest is Best It's not just us adults who need downtime. Studies show the brain utilizes different processes while awake, sleeping or even daydreaming. Whether peacefully napping or indulging in quiet daydreaming during rest time, the positive impacts are significant…

The Role of Chalkboard Art in the Waldorf Classroom

Waldorf teachers use the chalkboard as a way to welcome students to the classroom, render the information of their lesson with care and beauty, and spark curiosity and imagination in the children. This art lives in the classroom for extended periods of time. It’s a mood-setter, a place for students to rest their eyes during a story, dream into a concept, just be.

Kindermarket - 11/18/23 from 1-4PM

The Da Vinci Waldorf School Kindermarket is a magical community event for everyone. Enjoy children's crafts & activities, parent-merchants, delicious snacks, treats and warm refreshments, music, and much more all in one place on Saturday, November 18th from 1pm – 4pm!