How can we help? We offer Waldorf homeschooling and parenting help in a variety of forms:
- Publications for Waldorf-inspired homeschooling: The Christopherus Curriculum plus materials for the "do-it-yourself" homeschooler
- Audio downloads of Donna Simmons talks
- A Waldorf homeschooling consultation service
- An informative website with articles, resources and opportunities for networking
- The Homeschool Journey blog and e-mail newsletter
- Christopherus Homeschool Resources on Facebook for news & promotions and Christopherus Homeschooling Families Facebook Group for interactive discussion with other families (Donna Simmons occasionally chimes in too). You must login to Facebook and join the group to read and/or participate.
For many years we offered informal consultations about our curriculum and about homeschooling in general. Due to staffing changes we can no longer offer this free service. Our current customer service is now limited to assisting with order issues. Please make use of the homeschooling resources above if you are seeking information beyond the extensive information provided by Donna Simmons on our website.
Note: Waldorf education is also referred to as Steiner education (after its founder, Rudolf Steiner).
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"Donna Simmons' curriculum materials are so clear and accessible. I often recommend them, both as a starting point for new parents who are just beginning to study Waldorf Ed., and to more seasoned homeschoolers looking for curriculum ideas.
"Donna's words are like an offer of a reassuring hand, to make me feel: "I can do it" and to help me relax and know that my instincts are right.
"She deeply understands developmental readiness, and her encouraging words have often helped me to observe my child with a fresh perspective, and to relax, knowing that I don't need to push the learning process ...
"... Having Donna's books to refer to is like having a wry and witty best friend, just an arm's length away, ready to share her wisdom and encouragement."
Thea Bodger, homeschooler and Waldorf early years teacher
"I have been using your 1st Grade Syllabus, and almost every other book in your homeschool series that is age appropriate for my 5 and almost 8 year old daughters! I am thoroughly enjoying the whole concept, and experience, of teaching this way, even though I had had no previous experience with Waldorf at all. You have done a super job and really made our first year of homeschooling a great experience..."
I was expecting [at Donna's Atlanta conference] much more repetition of things I already know yet I felt you went into depth further than I anticipated....You are such an amazing resource, truly a living example of thoughts warmed by the heart and activated through your sharing. Thank you!
Thank you so much for coming to Grand Junction, CO to discuss teaching and the Waldorf way. I was particularly impressed by your session on teaching science and the emphasis on observing the natural world. Observation is the key to truly understanding science and all that goes with it. Your method of honing the child's powers of observation is the secret to spawning an awareness of science and can make interesting such mysteries as why rain falls and how that drop found its way into a cloud in the first place. I look forward to my kids learning math and science by such captivating means. Thank you and we hope to see you in Grand Junction again.
Travis Cox, Grand Junction, CO
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