Presentation by Patrice Maynard of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm
Open to the Public - Light Refreshments Served
Primrose Hill Community Space
6571 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck

It’s a confusing time to be a parent.  So many arguments about education, schools, teachers and children’s needs make it easy to never feel you are doing it “right."  Then there is the part of every parent that knows intuitively when your child is happy and thriving, sometimes against the very directives being touted as the “right way” to educate and raise your little one.  Patrice Maynard will explain the view of child development used in Waldorf education, the curriculum built to meet each child,  and how these fit with the Common Core State Standards being published now as “the way” to educate children.  Health, enthusiasm, idealism, beauty, love, and joy are all essential components of effective education.  In this presentation you will learn of the Waldorf approach and why it is growing fast around the globe.  There will be much time for questions and explorations of answers!

Patrice Maynard is the Director of Publications and Development for the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. Patrice currently teaches teachers at several Waldorf teacher training institutes in North America as an adjunct faculty member.  She was leader for Outreach and Development for the Association of Waldorf Schools (AWSNA) for nine years and taught for thirteen years prior to these positions as a class and music teacher at the Hawthorne Valley School in Harlemville, New York, where she lives with her husband. She was on the founding board of the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Maine, and is the proud parent of three Waldorf graduates.