We, at Stone Soup, are dedicated to providing a healthy, nourishing, playful, safe, creative, adventurous, respectful and beautiful environment for children to explore and expand their own capacities.
On our philosophy, pedagogy, and practice
In our fast-paced world, where the full experience of childhood is often compromised, the Waldorf Early Childhood curriculum gives children the time and space to be themselves and grow at their natural pace. We seek to embrace the children’s active natures and meet their developmental needs by providing rich multi-sensory experiences, while recognizing their unique individuality. Through play, the children’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills are enhanced. These rich experiences provide a firm foundation upon which to build their future schooling and adventures in life.
The approach used by Waldorf Early Childhood teachers is one of leading by example and being worthy of imitation. Through a daily and weekly rhythm, the children are supported in a way that fosters security and trust.
The Waldorf Early Childhood approach lays the foundation for a healthy unfolding of the different phases of childhood. A balanced, holistic approach to the educational experience sets the stage for children to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to go forth into the world with self confidence and responsibility for their own destiny.