Preschool & K
updated March 15, 2015
I would define Preschool as roughly age 2-5, whereas Kindergarten I see as more age 5-6.
First Grade in Waldorf education comes when the child demonstrates certain physiological signs, not with a birthday, so be sure
to look at the Class 1 page for more information.
New Preschool Program
"I have heard Waldorf is wonderful and I really want to try it with my young child, but
I don't know anything about it. I'm really just learing. Where do I begin?"
Having been doing Waldorf for over four years, I have new and different ideas
about how to go about it from the way I began; however, I am keeping my old curriculum on
the site as well as many families find it useful in their transition to Waldorf.
For my old lesson
plans, including 6 week units and newsletter topics, see the links to the left.
new list of the essential books & supplies and how to go about "homeschooling" with Waldorf for
ages 2 and up, please click here: New Preschool Program.
Old Preschool Program
These were my personal lesson plans
as my children and I transitioned into Waldorf. I offer them here in case
they are helpful to other families going through the same process
but they are merely suggestions and NOT a prescription. Feel free
to substitute books and activities based on what you have at home.
Click here, or use the links to the left, to see the Old Preschool Program.
Waldorf Kindergarten Curriculum -- Cheap! blog post
by Waldorf Curriculum
This is especially helpful if you're working on a very tight budget
FREE Resources - Arts & Handwork
includes lots of free toymaking patterns
If you plan on spending what Live Ed charges for their Kindy program, but want
more content for your dollar spent, I have put together a
Kindergarten Curriculum Booklist
This is part of my goal to create comprehensive booklists for each grade level which contain 12
books. The list of a dozen books (builds upon the
Program" above but can also be used on its own) will give you an excellent Early Childhood library!