“The heart of the Waldorf method is the conviction that education is an art — it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child his heart and will must be reached as well as his mind.”
- Rudolf Steiner
Garden Gate seeks to enrich the lives of mid-Missouri children, their families, and the community. Garden Gate is largely inspired by Waldorf pedagogy and believes in honoring early childhood as a time to imitate and explore through experience; attending to the rhythms, cycles, and patterns of nature in all subjects; and awakening the child’s capacities to work joyfully with others. This education approaches each discipline in the humanities and the sciences artistically, supporting a child’s abilities to learn by engaging the body, heart, and mind.
In addition, Garden Gate School is a certified Eco-Healthy Child Care – the first and only in central Missouri!
We offer 2, 3, and 5-day programs for children ages three through six, as well as parent-child classes on Saturdays for younger children. In using both age and individually appropriate experiences and materials, we hope to nurture intellectual flexibility and the constant love of learning.
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