School Readiness Today

A Report from the Pedagogical Section of the Goetheanum

Edited by Nancy Blanning; Translated by Margot M. Saar

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  • An insightful book offering advice on discerning school readiness for parents and teachers
  • Written by an experienced teacher trainer, who has worked in Waldorf education for over 25 years

Offers valuable insights into discerning school readiness, with concrete examples.

234 x 156 mm
WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Steiner-Waldorf Education; WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
30 colour illustrations
80 pages
Publication date:
12 Feb 2015


The transition, at the age of six or seven, from kindergarten to school is an important stage of child development.

This little book offers valuable insights into understanding and discerning school readiness, and includes colour illustrations of children's drawings which illustrate this developmental stage in an insightful, and concrete, way.

Based on research presented at the International Association for Steiner-Waldorf Early Childhood Education conference at the Goetheanum, this book will be helpful for both teachers and parents.


Nancy Blanning has been active in Waldorf early childhood education for over 25 years, most recently as the therapeutic support teacher at the Denver Waldorf School. She is also a teacher trainer, mentor, and remedial consultant to other Waldorf schools. She serves as the editor of Gateways, the newsletter of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, and is a WECAN board member.

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