Parent Resources

Parents are the key ingredient in their child’s education. There are a multitude of resources to support your understanding of Waldorf education, child development, and the job of parenting today.

Parent Education

We offer a parent education program throughout the year to support parents in supporting their children.

Fall Reading Groups
This fall, we’re offering three reading groups to support you on your parenting journey with your child.  We have a few copies in the Squirrel’s Nest for sale, or you can visit your library, call your local bookseller or click on the link to Amazon to get your book.  Meetings schedules will be in the school newsletter and on the calendar.  We look forward to discussing these books with you!

Early childhoodHeaven on Earth, A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer

Lower Grades (1-5)The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

Middle Grades (6-8)Between Form and Freedom by Betty Staley


Adult Eurythmy
Have you ever wished you could have the Waldorf education your child is getting?  Now you can!  Parents and EBWS community members may join us Monday mornings, beginning September 24, right after drop-off for a 30 minutes eurythmy class with Ms. Karen.  Begin your work week with exercise and artistry and see how productive you are!



An Introduction to Waldorf Education by Henry Barnes

You are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer

The Well-Developed Child by Sally Goddard Blythe

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

Steiner Education: Theory and Practice by Gilbert Childs

Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching From The Inside Out by Jack Petrash

Between Form and Freedom:  Being a Teenager by Betty Staley


Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent in the New York Times

Do Schools Kill Creativity? TedTalk by Sir Ken Robinson

Other Resources

Waldorf education

Lifeways Workshops

Simplicity Parenting