Why Waldorf WorksWhy Waldorf Works

A comprehensive site about Waldorf education sponsored by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and made possible by generous contributions of time, creativity, enthusiasm, and financial support from Antonio Elmaleh, an alumni parent from the Princeton Waldorf School.

KimJohnPaynePublicityPhotoRecentCopyKim John Payne – Simplicity Parenting

Author of Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline, Kim is a consultant and trainer to over 110 U.S. independent and public schools, and has given talks and workshops at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School. He has helped children, adolescents and families explore issues such as social difficulties with siblings and classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem and the vital role living a balanced simple life brings.

Mountain Top SchoolMountaintop School

Mountaintop School follows a curriculum that is inspired by the philosophy of Waldorf Education and offers Mixed Age Kindergarten and Parent/Child Programs.

Acorn School

The Acorn School offers Nursery/Kindergarten, Roots and Shoots Parent Child, and Summer Camp programs.

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

AWSNA was founded in 1979 to assist Waldorf schools and institutes in working together to nurture Waldorf Education so that it can manifest more widely in the world. Now, there are over 200 affiliated schools and institutes on the North American continent.

Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN)

WECAN’s mission is to nurture the work with young children from pre-birth to age seven, based on an understanding of the healthy development of the child in body, soul and spirit. WECAN’s goal is to protect and nurture childhood as the foundation for a truly human culture in the future.

Alliance for ChildhoodThe Alliance For Childhood

The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living. It’s public education campaigns bring to light both the promise and the vulnerability of childhood. The Alliance for Childhood acts for the sake of the children themselves and for a more just, democratic, and ecologically responsible future.

Waldorf LibraryOnline Waldorf Library

A comprehensive collection of curricular resources to aid the Waldorf educator.

CamphillCamphill Association of America

Information about special needs education inspired by Rudolf Steiner – includes links to Camphill Communities in America

VanaverCaravanThe Vanaver Caravan

The Vanaver Caravan (TVC) was established in 1972 by musician/composer Bill Vanaver and dancer/choreographer Livia Drapkin Vanaver. Their love for the world’s diverse cultures and commitment to their art as well as to peace among nations, continue to inspire artists, students, teachers and audiences daily.

WildEarthWild Earth

Located along the Shawangunk Ridge in New York’s Hudson Valley, Wild Earth is a not-for-profit that runs nature-based programs for children, teens and adults.