Welcome to Morning Meadow! Please explore our website for information about our school, community events and other Waldorf-Inspired opportunities in Gainesville including our sister school and Waldorf-inspired grade school Heart Pine. Morning Meadow is a fully accredited Waldorf Early Childhood program serving children ages 2.5 through Kindergarten. We have two, three and five day options available. We
Hot off the presses! Wooly tickets available at Morning Meadow. Come and enjoy a night of fun and community building at the Wooly. Tickets 30.00 in advance, 40.00 at the door. Includes dinner, complimentary drink, dessert and dancing. Silent and Live auction the night of the event. Tickets available every morning from 8:30 to 10:30
Come by the Morning Meadow Store and see the cute Spring gifts we have for children. Hand sewn bunnies, lovely painted eggs and crystals. In addition, you can check out our new online store at www.morningmeadow.com/store . When you shop online we will receive 4-10% from your shopping. Happy Spring!
Please join us this Friday night, March 13th at 7:00 pm at Heart Pine school for an evening of singing! Come out and enjoy as Eleanor Windship from the Atlanta Waldorf school leads us in a evening of fun filled, light hearted singing. What a great way to end a work week, no solos so
Regional ECE Professional Development Workshop The Magic of the Incredible Rod Puppet April 18,19 2015 Gainesville, Florida Puppetry can bring magic and delight to our children, as well as the peaceful reassurance that all is right within the world. In this workshop we will create wonderful Rod Puppets, the keepers of the healthy sense of
On Wednesday, February 12th, families will have the opportunity to visit the classrooms at Heart Pine During this informational meeting regarding the 1st grade class, parents can participate in a portion of a grade main lesson, meet some of the Heart Pine teachers, and ask any questions about the school. While everyone is invited to
The Effects of TV on the Brain Watching TV is something which virtually everyone does, but did you know that TV can actually be harmful for you? Television viewing can, for example, decrease your ability to concentrate, physically impair the growing child brain and increase your risk of developing neurodegenerative brain disorders. Like many people,
Playful Parenting a free presentation by author Larry Cohen On Friday, February 14th, the Waldorf Initiative of Gainesville will present a free lecture by noted child psychologist Larry Cohen. This award-winning author of Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry will share his approach to nurturing close connections with your children, solving behavior problems and
On Friday, February 14th, the Waldorf Initiative of Gainesville will present a free lecture by noted child psychologist Larry Cohen. This award-winning author of Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry will share his approach to nurturing close connections with your children, solving behavior problems and encouraging confidence. This presentation will be held at Heart
Looking ahead, we will have an all parent evening at Morning Meadow on February 4th. The evening will begin at 7:30 and should last for 90 minutes-give or take. The topic of discussion will be the effects of media on children. I know there are various opinions on media and children throughout our school as
Heart Pine School is the natural outgrowth of Morning Meadow Preschool & Kindergarten and Tall Pines Homeschool Group. The Waldorf inspired curriculum has a variety of academic offerings that includes handwriting, reading, arithmetic, science, history, storytelling and foreign language.
Heart Pine School is being built by teachers and parents that believe a child’s earliest years in school set the tone for lifelong learning. We feel that Waldorf education meets a child where he is: in his body and in his heart – as well as in his mind.
For more information about Heart Pine School, please visit them online at: www.HeartPineSchool.org
The Waldorf Initiative of Gainesville (formerly known as Friends of Morning Meadow) is a not-for-profit organization that supports Waldorf education in north-central Florida. The Waldorf Initiative of Gainesville (TWIG) does not operate either of the Waldorf-based schools in Gainesville; its mission is to support and raise funds for the advancement of both Morning Meadow Preschool and Heart Pine Elementary.
Members of our Board of Directors have children enrolled at Morning Meadow and Heart Pine, or their children have attended there in the past. For more information about TWIG, please visit us online at: www.WaldorfGainesville.org