On this week’s Growing Good, Alessandra Iavarone contemplates education for her two year-old son, Wallace Rainbow. Specifically, Mamassandra talks about Waldorf education and her and Wally’s experiences at the Brooklyn Waldorf Academy. What are the differences between Waldorf and Montessori schooling? And what makes Waldorf education so unique? Tune in to hear about Waldorf education’s commitment to academic excellence and fostering imagination, its incorporation of nature, and its promotion of mixed-age learning. Mamassandra also tells us about the Brooklyn Waldorf Academy’s upcoming Spring Frolic benefit- food, dancing, and discussions about education! This program has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch.

“It’s all about peacefulness, and also having the kids make their way through the class. They tell us [the parents] what’s going to happen…And as far as I can tell, that’s the big key to Waldorf.” —Alessandra Iavarone on Growing Good