Nurturing Living Connections, Early Childhood through Grade 12
Leave the daily grind behind for an hour or two and experience the electric thrill of thrumming violins and exultant woodwinds surrounding you! Grab your instrument and come make music with locals – of all ages – in the Hawthorne Valley Community Orchestra! Meets...
Hawthorne Valley alumna Lailah Amstutz (’07) found inspiration while volunteering in Nicaragua, and has created two educational initiatives there. “I’m working on the creation of two educational initiatives that have their roots in experiential, hands on learning – a combination of my background of Waldorf, art and holistic health education,” she says.
Each child’s journey is unique. As Waldorf educators, we strive to impact their journeys in ways that are both powerful and lifelong. How can we best connect children to their natural and wondrous abilities? How can we foster an environment fertile enough to spark their highest sense of purpose? When we allow them to have wonder it’s a gift, and it’s a seed that is planted in them that will grow into adulthood. And, if we can do this, if we can plant the seeds of joy, and love, and gratitude through our teaching and through our support, then we are giving the child a gift for their future.Katie Demers