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Websites

Why Waldorf Works
http://www.whywaldorfworks.com
This is the web site for the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American (AWSNA

The Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
http://www.allianceforpublicwaldorfeducation.org
The Alliance for Public Waldorf Education is a non-profit organization that represents Waldorf-inspired public schools.

Alliance for Childhood
http://www.allianceforchildhood.com
Alliance for Childhood is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.

You and Your Child’s health
http://www.youandyourchildshealth.org
Your and Your Child’s Health is maintained by Susan R. Johnson, M.D. that provides information about living about parenting and living a healthy lifestyle.

The Child Today
http://www.thechildtoday.com
The Child Today is a website maintained by Kim John Payne, M.Ed., a founding member of The Alliance for Childhood and author of Simplicity Parenting.

 

Articles

The Crisis in Early Education: A Research-Based Case for More Play and Less Pressure.
Alliance for Childhood
By Joan Almon and Edward Miller

Waldorf Education in Public Schools: Educators adopt – and adapt – this developmental, arts-rich approach.
Harvard Education Letter
By Laura Pappano

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute.
New York Times
By Matt Richtel

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Age of Testing: New reports outline key principles for pre K–3rd grade.
Harvard Education Letter
By David McKay Wilson

Want to get your kids into college? Let them play.
CNN
By Erika Christakis and Nicholas Christakis, Harvard University Professors

Key message of the position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Reprinted from Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, Third Edition
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp, eds.

Complete position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, Third Edition
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp, eds.

Books

Simplicity Parenting
About why less is more for children… Five steps you can take to help your child to feel calmer, happier and more secure.
By Kim John Payne