Who We Are
FRIENDSHIP CREATIVITY DISCOVERY
“Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.”
When parents enroll their children at the Red Earth Waldorf Preschool Kindergarten they join a vibrant community where the art of living and learning is nourished, where inquiry is supported, curiosity is invited, and where creativity and passion for life soar.
With love and devotion our aspiration at the Red Earth Waldorf Preschool Kindergarten is to protect and sustain in each child their innate capacities for self-knowledge, and to foster a life long love of learning. If you are looking for an early childhood program where your child will be appreciated as a whole human being and encouraged to grow not only socially, emotionally, and intellectually, but also creatively, ethically and responsibly, then we hope that you will explore further.
At our kindergarten you will find loving and dedicated teachers interested in helping children discover his or her unique talents and interests. Together our faculty strives to foster within each child an awakened creative intelligence to envision the future, the compassion to understand one another, and the courage to be an active participant in our common human experience.
- Over 20 years of service in community
- Highly trained professionals
- Remedial integration/learning specialist on staff
- Early childhood program that honors the whole child
- Small child/teacher ratio
- Free monthly Parent Support Groups
- Personal home visits by lead teacher
- Seasonal family festivals
- Multi-cultural classroom
- Homemade/organic vegetarian meals
- Environmental friendly facilities and practices
- All natural earth based materials
- Arizona State Certified
Waldorf education is a living, artistic educational system from which follows the physical, emotional/social, intellectual and spiritual growth of the child. Waldorf Pedagogy, in its truest form, caters to the actual needs of the child, rather than to impose governmental or economic formulas. It is a method, which endeavors to “bring forth” — not to fill up.
Our intimate family like setting offers the young child the advantage of an integrative classroom in a comfortable and safe hands on environment, which is a loving bridge of understanding the needs of this delicate transition between home and formal education for the young child.
The Red Earth Waldorf Kindergarten is licensed by the State of Arizona Department of Health Services as a Child Care Facility. As the only licensed home based program in Sedona we pride ourselves in making sure that all children’s needs are met by keeping our program to a limit of 15 students, with two to three teachers present at all times.
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility-these three forces are the very nerve of education.”
~ Rudolf Steiner