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What defines a high-quality pre-Kindergarten?

This NPR piece from earlier this year advocates for a play-based Early Childhood education, which Green Meadow offers.

The Marshmallow Test

Are students losing their ability to self-regulate? Is "self-regulation" another word for obedience? What about the debate on willpower and that hard-to-define concept du jour, "grit"?  This piece on the “academic diligence task” raises complex questions.

The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids

Let's remember the importance of unstructured play time for our children, all summer long. 

A great quote: 

"Free play allows children to develop the flexibility needed to adapt to changing circumstances and environments—an ability that comes in very handy when life becomes unpredictable as an adult."

Profile of a Waldorf Graduate

Take a look at this short overview of characteristics common to Waldorf graduates, from the 2007 Survey of Waldorf Graduates, Phase II, which studied more than 60 years of grads from Canada and the US.

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