The whole child education centre is based on waldorf education, community creations and interactive learning of multiple ages.
The education relates to the different developmental stages of the human being to nourish the kids in the right way at the right time, in order to foster the developmentof their personalities.
The whole child education encourages self responsible learning. It is child orientated and gives the child the possibilities to explore its own ideas and projects and being involved in meaningful projects in and around the house.
Being part of the nature in all the contexts is a major column, for example experiencing the seasons consciously through many outdoor activities, nature related stories and nature walks.
Sustainable living with wood fire and solar energy is going to be integrated step by step in the learning program.
Different teachings from native people are welcome to be shared as well as other spiritual backgrounds.
The environment we live in teaches us beauty and gives the children harmony. There is a big concentration on arts and creating beautiful crafts as well as we value a beautiful environment.
The learning for the early childhood is mainly happening through play.
In playing the young child is engaged with all senses and the whole being .
You all know when a child is totally in his play world, a simple block becomes a ship or a train station and they create a whole play story around that. In this moment they are involved with all their senses in imaginative play.
This is how the brain structures are being developed at the ages from birth to 7 years and beyond.
Community and sharing are basic principles. We gather in a circle and learn to listen to each others, telling stories or having complaints to share. Community activities like dancing, Eurythmy, games and story time are happening daily at circle time.
During the day there can happen age according learning and crafting in groups.
In activities like baking for example the older children have more responsible parts while the really young ones are touching the dough and are part of the production as well.
The different ages support each others and are part of the whole process, social interaction in many levels.
In early childhood the child copies the activities of the adults, we like to present a healthy and sustainable way of living through the way how we live and work.
Story telling with hand crafted puppets teaches the little ones to listen and experience life and all its stories in an imaginative way, the puppets speak directly to their soul.
The basic principle of teaching is love and respect for all human beings and the nature kingdoms: minerals, plants, animals and all spirit beings who surround us.
Future goals are:
developing a space in the country area, where we are going to build our houses in harmony with nature and mother earth. The education centre is part of the developing community
We use modern off grid technologies for electricity, water supply and compost toilets.
The architecture of the houses will be integrated in the surrounding nature.
respect and honor for the aboriginal land, their people and wisdom