My daughter has attended Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado, since she was three years old. The school and educational program shares my values of love for nature and the outdoors. When I hear stories from other parents about the lack of connection between their children and the natural world while they are at school, I always feel grateful for the opportunity my daughter has at Shining Mountain.

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jane Zeender, Director of the school, about direct-experience learning in natural settings. Jane discusses how Waldorf Kindergarten programs can impact children’s health and happiness.

This interview gave me goose bumps!

Read it and learn more on the Children & Nature Network.

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