Informational Articles

Charter Schools

Children and Sports - Finding a Healthing Balance

Computers in the Waldorf School

A Curriculum Inspired by Waldorf Education

The Development of Literacy in the Waldorf School

The Importance of Sleep

The Role of the Arts in Waldorf Education


Early Childhood

If your child is not quite old enough to attend Golden Valley, he or she can start in an early childhood program inspired by Waldorf education. Please click on the link below for the list.

Waldorf Inspired Programs for Young Children


Waldorf Resources

Alliance For Public Waldorf Education

Alliance for Childhood

Waldorf Today

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)


Media Free Resources

Media and Waldorf Education (video)

No Tech or Slow Tech?



Alliance for Childhood (many well-researched articles)

Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach in a Public School District


Charter Resources

California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)

CCSA Informational Video

Charter School Development Center

US Charter Schools

The Charter Schools Unit, CDE

National Alliance For Public Charter Schools

The Center for Education Reform


Other Helpful Resources

The Virtues Project


Recommended Books

  • Understanding Waldorf Education by Jack Petrash
  • The Virtues Project: Simple Ways to Bring out the Best in our Children and Ourselves by Linda Kavelin-Popov with Dan Popov, Ph. D. and John Kavelin
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, Ed.D.
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
  • Love and Logic by Jim Fay   
  • Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
  • Raising Children in a Digital World by Diana Garber



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