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Waldorf Red Earth Kindergarten

480 Coffee Pot Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336

(928) 554-4451

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

From the Director:

We honor each child and are always present with them right where they are, trusting their sense of what is true and right for them at any given moment. Along side of being a trained Waldorf Kindergarten teacher, and Remedial therapist, the head teacher is trained in The Work of Byron Katie, is an Aware Parenting facilitator, and uses Raising our Children, Raising Ourselves; SALVE, and Patty Wifler advocate.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Spanish

From the Director:

See details of day in the life.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All are met 'where they are', in a respectful and supportive way.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Receive the child with reverence, educate the child with love, let the child go forth in freedom.
- Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education

Our school provides an oasis to fully and freely develop the capacities of each child. Since its founding in 1991, the teaching and curriculum have emphasized the healthy development of the heart, body and mind through imaginative play, meaningful work and expressive arts in a natural environment. We see in Waldorf Education the opportunity to build a better society one child at a time.

A Typical Day

Greeting circle
Prepare snack
Daily art: wet on wet painting, beeswax modeling etc.
Creative free play
Clean up with the dusty gnome
Quite time with harp music
Set food table
Outdoor play; water/sand play, garden, animal care etc.
Story/puppet shows/games
Good bye circle

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Please call and ask if you have any questions and would like to hear more about our unique program. 928-554-4451


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

Where they are, and with great respect, and patience.