BeeLoved Farm Waldorf School has been a member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) and the International Association of Waldorf/Steiner Early Childhood Association (IAWSEC) since August, 2017.

Cedar Springs Waldorf School developed the first Waldorf Early Childhood Program in El Dorado County to qualify for membership and join the WECAN Association. Now BeeLoved Farm Waldorf School, home of the original site of Cedar Springs Waldorf School in 1990, is proud to be the second Early Childhood Program in El Dorado County to qualify for membership with the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.

It has been lovely to share families, festivals, friends and teachers with Cedar Springs Waldorf School and we SO appreciate their continued dedication to the work and blessing of Waldorf Education in our community. May both programs continue to bring health and well-being to the children and families of El Dorado County.

How is a parent to know? An independent and non-biased collection of these three informational videos may help a parent decide. Which one of these three types of education appeals to your sensibilities and what you wish for your child?

Please excuse the pronunciation of word "Waldorf" here. Waldorf pronunciation; as in the Waldorf Austoria Hotel or Waldorf Salad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t-QEZlXOZg (Reggio Emilia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHypRWKvdZQ (Montessori)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpSDgT7r9n4 (Waldorf)

PLAY AGAIN ~ Movie Trailer: Why ‘PLAY’ is the purpose for childhood and being out in nature EVERY SINGLE DAY is vitally important to the health of our children......to the health of our society.

Here are some quotes from the trailer of "Play Again":

"Probably during the day I sent about 3 hundred, to 4 hundred, to 5 hundred text messages."  "My main goal when I get home from school is to get my homework done so I can play games". "When I play video games, it's like I'm in my own little world".

 ....."the landscape of childhood has changed". "We are hard-wired to need nature; we don't do so well when we don’t have that kind of experience". "What are you missing when you're looking at screens?" “We are destroying our ability to reproduce ourselves as a healthy culture”. ”We need to put them [children] in a situation in which they can have a sense of wonder”. “What they will not value, they will not protect, and what they will not protect, they will lose”.

Quite simply, it’s a very small request…..value and protect childhood and let the children PLAY AGAIN!


Simplicity-Starter-KitRECEIVED A STANDING OVATION AT SACRAMENTO WALDORF SCHOOLT! Kim John Payne gave a most outstanding lecture at SWS last night. As a parent, give yourself, your child, your family and your community the gift of simplicity. Rely on your instincts and create a world of peace for your family by resisting the tempations of "the crazies". It's difficult to resist the temptations presented in ...today's world and without complete consciousness, it's possible to easily slip into a trap that doesn't allow breath, space, contemplation, creativity, gratitude, joyfulness, and quiet contentment with oneself. Read Simplicity Parenting and save your life from the gremlins that just love to "steal your time, roll it up, and smoke it".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmAX5adCl0&;sns=fb

We hosted a parent/child meet-up yesterday for mommies with their young babies/toddlers (10 months - 20 months). For the 5 mothers who were able to join us for a morning of play, tea and rice porridge, and a farm tour to meet our animal friends, the most often asked question was, "why Waldorf"?

As a parent of three Waldorf-educated children I am so very grateful for having discovered, very early-on, the gifts that are available to young families within a Waldorf Community. Studying the pedigogy behind Waldorf education has had an enourmous impact on my life and has shaped our family in the most amazing and beautiful way. I urge each family to look deeper into the ideals presented by this most profound education....it has made all the difference!

Kelly