I am starting this series out with a view of the whole classroom. Many of these photos are over ten years old. I have noted approximate dates.
These photos will give you a feeling for the mood of a Waldorf Kindergarten. I love how each one has its own favor. No two classrooms are quite the same.
Waldorf kindergartens feature natural materials. Beautiful pure silk drapes hang from the ceiling, windows and tables. Wool felted dolls and creatures reflect the seasons and mood of the room.
One of the things that really stood out to me the first time I entered a Waldorf kindergarten were the walls. In Waldorf education the colors of the walls are chosen to best suit the developmental age of the child. In kindergarten – the color is a peachy-rose color. This color is a soft and warm color that embraces the young child. You will notice that how much color is on the walls varies greatly classroom to classroom – yet all share the softness.