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WELCOME,     ABOUT,     PRE-CONCEPTION,     PREGNANCY,     PREPARING FOR BIRTH,     BIRTH,

THE FIRST MONTHS,     CLOTHING AND CARE FOR THE BABY,     THE FIRST YEAR,     FROM ONE TO THREE,

ARTICLES,     RECOMMENDED READING,   LINKSBIBLIOGRAPHY


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LINKS

 

PREGNANCY


Birthing Naturally www.birthingnaturally.net

A site that gives a month-by-month description of pregnancy, as well as good information for birth preparation. Includes an international guide for finding a local midwife or doula.


La Leche League www.llli.org

La Leche League International helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.


Newman Breastfeeding Clinic www.nbci.ca

A wonderful breastfeeding resource with videos, fact sheets, and many useful breastfeeding links



EARLY CHILDHOOD


Simplicity Parenting www.simplicityparenting.com

For those who want to slow their children's lives down but don't know where to start, Kim John Payne offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change. This site has many articles and video interviews.


Alliance for Childhood US: www.allianceforchildhood.org

UK: www.allianceforchildhood.org.uk

An organization that promotes children's play and wellbeing in early childhood education. There are good publications on their site.


Waldorf in the Home www.informedfamilylife.org

Resources for Nourishing Family Life A host of articles, resources and links for bringing meaning and health to to home.


Sophia’s Hearth Family Center sophiashearth.org

A collection of short articles that may be of interest to parents, caregivers, early childhood teachers, and other professionals.


IASWECE International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education  www.iaswece.org

This website describes early childhood projects worldwide, and has a list of articles and resources for the young child, and a list of Waldorf kindergartens and early childhood training centers worldwide.


WALDORF/ STEINER SCHOOL INFORMATION


Waldorf Early Childhood Association
of North America (WECAN)
www.waldorfearlychildhood.org

A resource of information and links for Waldorf early childhood.

 

Associated Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) www.whywaldorfworks.org

About Waldorf Education, the curriculum, studies and other links.


Why Waldorf Works www.whywaldorfworks.org

A comprehensive site about Waldorf Education sponsored by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).


Alliance of Free Waldorf Schools - Bund der Freien Waldorfschulen www.waldorfschule.info/en/waldorf-education

A succinct introduction to Waldorf Education.

On the following link is a list of countries (in German) of all the Steiner Waldorf School associations worldwide.

<http://www.waldorfschule.info/de/schulen/waldorfschulen-weltweit/index.html>

From this list, I have compiled the following list of the Alliances of Steiner (Waldorf) schools in English speaking countries with a directory to find local groups and schools.

 


    Steiner Schools of Australia www.steineroz.com


    Steiner Schools in Australia www.steiner-australia.org


    Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship, UK www.steinerwaldorf.org.uk


    Irish Steiner Waldorf Education Assosciation  www.raheenwood.org  


    Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association steinerireland.org


    Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) 

      www.waldorfearlychildhood.org

 

    Associated Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

        www.whywaldorfworks.org


    Federation of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools in New Zealand

        www.federation.steiner.school.nz


    Federation of Waldorf Schools in Southern Africa www.waldorf.org.za


Waldorf Online Library www.waldorflibrary.org

Provides useful information to English speaking Waldorf teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and anyone interested in Waldorf education


Waldorf Answers www.waldorfanswers.org

A private site, intending to provide answers about Waldorf education, in depth, that parents and prospective parents may have, and to clear up some of the misconceptions that may exist about Waldorf education.


MillenialChild.com www.millennialchild.com

A resource for parents and anyone interested in educating children in the twenty-first century, based on Waldorf education.


WALDORF/ STEINER SCHOOL TEACHER EDUCATION


Australia: Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar www.steinerseminar.com

The seminar is a Registered Training Centre for teacher training in Rudolf Steiner education. It is a nationally recognised training centre and the full-time courses are government accredited.

Sydney Rudolf Steiner College  www.parsifalcollege.edu.au

Courses include the accredited teacher training in Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf) education, and non accredited courses in early childhood education, biodynamic gardening, visual and performing arts, and individual development.


Canada: Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto www.rsct.ca

The RSCT been running a Waldorf teacher training since 1985, and as of 2010 will offer both full-time and part-time teacher education programs for Early Childhood Education.


New Zealand: Taruna College www.taruna.ac.nz

Taruna College New Zealand is a centre for Adult Education offering an exciting range of formal and informal courses inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner PhD. such as: Waldorf Teacher Education, Biodynamic Organic Agriculture, and Anthroposophical Nursing.

UK: Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship www.steinerwaldorf.org

List of Teacher Education Programmes in the UK and Ireland.   


US: Rudolf Steiner College, CA www.steinercollege.edu

Rudolf Steiner College offers full-time and part-time options for earning a Waldorf Teaching Certificate with a focus on early childhood, grades 1-8, or high school.


Sunbridge Insitute, NY www.sunbridge.edu

Sunbridge Institute offers both Early Childhood and Elementary School Teacher programs that are recognized by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and worldwide.

For more see WECAN: http://www.waldorfearlychildhood.org/training.asp

Waldorf Education Resources on the Internet: http://www.thebee.se/waldorf/links3.htm


TOYS ETC.


Australia: Morning Star Crafts www.morningstarcrafts.com.au

Products made with care and integrity, and which are in harmony with nature. Australian made, organic or biodynamic products where possible.

Spiral Garden www.spiralgarden.com.au

Specialises in wooden toys, fabric dolls, quality art supplies, organic toys, natural gifts for babies, quality books (mainly Steiner and homeschooling topics), magazine subscriptions, natural craft materials, co-operative games and other gift items.


Canada: Natural Pod www.naturalpod.com

Quality natural play items that support creative and imaginative play.


Nest www.nestfamily.ca

Natural comfort and play for the whole family. Beautiful natural toys from Europe.


Hestia Global www.hestiaglobal.com

Designs and manufactures toys and clothing aimed at the whole child in order to support all aspects of child development. They also organize and host parent and child groups, and various children’s crafts and parenting seminars.


New Zealand: Spindle Wood www.spindlewood.co.nz

Natural toys & play materials that foster the imagination of the child.


Europe: Waldorf Toys www.waldorf-toys.com

Toys for heart, head and hands.


US: The Puppenstube www.thepuppenstube.com

Waldorf inspired handmade dolls, toys, knits, and more... includes a California-based list of upcoming Waldorf events.


Bella Luna Toys www.bellalunatoys.com

Waldorf-inspired toys and playthings to nourish the senses and inspire the imagination, made in Maine.

MEDIA


Commercial Free Childhood commercialfreechildhood.org

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups, parents, and individuals who are devoted to limiting the impact of commercial culture on children.  


INTERESTING PUBLICATIONS, NEWSLETTERS AND BLOGS


Some of these sites may be helpful in further reading, and in reading about how others live with different aspects of the basic principals.


Joyful Toddlers joyfultoddlers.blogspot.com

Faith Baldwin writes from her exerience as a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher. Her blog is about increasing our enjoyment of the young children in our lives through concrete action and the lens through which we view them.


John Allison (Parent-thesis) www.johnallison.com.au

John Allisson is a Waldorf/Steiner school teacher, lecturer and editor of a quarterly newsletter called Parent-theses which covers parental questions and issues, and includes lectures from a range of authors. The recent issue is posted on his site (above) the back issues are available here:

http://groups.google.com.au/group/parent-theses


Natural Rhythms yournaturalrhythm.com 

Jeannette Jackson Lancien writes an interesting, insightful blog. Her work centers around supporting families in creating a harmonious, rhythmic way of being based on supporting each other in authentic living.


VACCINATION/IMMUNIZATION


Here are some links that may be useful in informing yourself about immunization:

WAVE (World Association for Vaccine Education) www.novaccine.com

WAVE is globally focused, non-profit, educational institution providing an avenue for a public exchange of non-medical vaccine information, ideas and a continuously updated database of documents that concern vaccine risk and uselessness to redress the balance of information available to parents on vaccination issues.


Canadian Immunization Awareness Program www.immunize.cpha.ca/en/parents

The Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion (CCIAP) is a partnership of national non-governmental, professional, health, consumer, government and private sector organizations with a specific interest in promoting the understanding and use of vaccines recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.


VRAN (Vaccination Risk Awareness Network Inc.) vran.org

VRAN is a not-for-profit educational society. Our website is designed to provide you with more information about risks and potential side-effects of vaccines, to get support if you or someone you know may have suffered adverse reactions from vaccines, and to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to child and family health.


Thinking About Vaccination by Shannon Rizzo www.christopherushomeschool.org

An article about a parent and health care giver’s thoughts on vaccination of babies and young children.



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