Spot the difference….
September 14, 2011
The other mom turned to me with great enthusiasm after her tour of the primary school. “It is just like the Waldorf pre-school! There is outside time and playtime and music time. Really. It’s just the same.”.
The woman knows me. She knows I have two older children. She knows I am a teacher and an early childhood specialist. She knows that I have spent hours in the classrooms to which she is referring and even know the teachers personally. (Did you notice the Arithmetic Village books?)
I didn’t want to burst her bubble.
A short list of differences:
Teacher ratio (1:26 or 2:14) , color scheme, classroom acoustics and entire education philosophy.
Thanks, but I’ll keep my little one in the calm, quiet, lower ratio for at least one more year, possibly forever…