We are the first in Florida to merge the two, and our mission, like fellow members of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, is to make education inspired by Waldorf accessible to all. We believe an excellent education to be every child’s right and core to a democratic society.
Our school community is called to embrace the journey; to be available to the challenges and seek ways to grow together. At our meeting, we discussed the empathy that is necessary within community life and how we can get better and better at meeting each child, and each relationship, with an openness to the other.
Many children have energy that must be channeled in productive ways, such as engaging in meaningful work. The rough-play that is typical of boys is not “wrong” but rather can be used as a starting place toward an energy that is healthy for everyone.
In this important article, The Wonder of Boys, master Waldorf teacher, Nancy Blanning recommends giving boys big, important heavy work to do so they feel a sense of satisfaction and self-confidence in themselves. Their big energy gets transformed from a potentially harmful one, to doing good work for the whole (ie..shoveling the sand, repairing the wooden bench, scrubbing the table, so we all have a safe, healthy space).
At SCCS, imaginative, creative play is vital. We are grateful of your support as we work together in helping the children play in productive ways that are safe, fun and innovative!
*Please join us for our last PO Presents for the school year. We'll be hosting a Q & A with Waldorf Early Childhood consultant Sharon Elliott. Mark your calendar for May 20th at 6 pm and bring your burning questions!