Morning Meadow Preschool and Kindergarten has been providing Waldorf education in Gainesville for over twenty years. In 1993, Sylvia Paluzzi realized there was a need for quality education of preschool-aged children in the Gainesville area. Inspired by the Waldorf approach, her first group of five children met in her home. Her goal was not to simply meet the educational needs of her students, but to cater to their equally important emotional, spiritual, and community needs. Morning Meadow has grown from its original home-based preschool to a bustling early childhood center with 3 classrooms, and serves over 50 children. In 2014 Morning Meadow Preschool and Kindergarten also became a Full Member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of America (WECAN).
At Morning Meadow, teachers work to enliven each child’s imagination with a gentle guidance and a leading by example that helps form an understanding of the world. By working within the Waldorf early childhood curriculum, Morning Meadow creates a safe haven for children to explore, imagine, and learn.
Morning Meadow provides more than just a healthy learning environment, but also provides children and families with a nourishing community. The festival life around the school is vibrant, the mood is all-inclusive, and the greetings are always warm and sincere. All the children, parents, faculty, and staff at Morning Meadow make up one big family. It is a community we take enormous pride in.