Dear Lakeside Friend and Supporter,

I hope that you can come to this Saturday’s Spring Fling Fundraiser as it’s going to be a tremendously fun (and delicious) event!  However, I wanted to write to you today to explain why Lakeside School puts on two fundraisers a year –...

I have been reading about "grit" in education. In a general sense it would be defined in education as "persevering through hardship and following a task through to the end." Since the attention span of a young child is limited I need to think about it in terms of what...

Seemingly overnight, I have a toddler. Our sweet, tiny baby girl is suddenly a walking, babbling, laughing, spoon-using, sock-hoarding, tantrum throwing, hilarious little person. When you have a baby, the thing everyone tells you is how fast it will go, how if you blin...

I made the decision to send my son, who I adopted transnationally as a toddler, to Lakeside Forest Kindergarten in Essex, New York, after many hours of deliberation, and after months of looking for a truly diverse public school in which my child would have educational...

Social and emotional development in children seems to be a topic talked about these days. We recently discussed in my training how a Waldorf Early Childhood (WEC) approach to this works in the early childhood setting. The impulse for us as critically thinking adults is...

At Black Kettle Farm, we have the antidote for Nature Deficiency Disorder – Farm and Forest Summer Camp! Children ages 4 to 9 are welcomed into the world of exploration through weekly sessions from July 10 to August 4, 9am to 3pm. Our camp encourages play, imagination,...

The children seem to be changing as quickly as the weather! We are now fully settled into our rhythm and the children are breathing fully into our days at school. While waiting for everyone to arrive, the children play freely in the play yard. To start our day, we fill...

“But, what do your kids learn?”…………

A question which I have gotten over the years more than once. To answer it would be difficult, for the school of Waldorf education in early childhood is the school of evolution. “We allow the children to develop their motor skills whi...

On a damp day in mid October, the play yard at Lakeside school is abuzz. As I arrive mid-day, I am greeted by a rosy-cheeked 5 year-old. Beads of moisture cling to her fuzzy hat and the wild stringy hair sticking out below. She informs me that there is one table left a...

Soon the whole of the North Country will be a winter-wonderland.  The Lakeside children and teachers will build an all-terrain park for winter activities. The children know just what to do. Donning helmets for safety, they trundle up to the launching pad with sled in h...

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