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How To Choose The Perfect Preschool For Your Child

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Explore Waldorf
Perhaps best known for its exclusion of media in the classroom, the Waldorf philosophy does not include computers, videos or electronics of any kind. It provides children with a regular routine, dedicating certain days of the week to set activities like baking or gardening. The programs are all-weather and children spend a lot of time outdoors.

The Waldorf model emphasizes creative learning, reading, singing, and acting within the framework of a reliable schedule. It is a play-based approach that stresses cooperation and the setting often is home-like, warm and friendly. The Waldorf model is also known for its stance against traditional grading systems and its exclusion of academics, meaning no homework, tests, handouts or even desks. Children are introduced to formal reading skills in the first grade. In a nutshell, the approach stresses teaching kids how to think, not what to think.