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minasmom
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PostPosted: November 17 2006, 11:25 AM    Post subject:
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I have to admit that I haven't posted anything since I introduced myself a couple of months ago, so I apologize for not having posted since then.

I would like to know if anyone is sending their kids to either Waldorf or Montessori schools. Also, does anyone have any statistics or information about these schools and their benefits to our kids with dS? They sound really interesting, but I want to dot my "i's" and cross my "t's" before I decide to send her anywhere (it is early yet anyway...she's only 2).

I plan on getting off of my butt and posting here more often.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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PostPosted: November 17 2006, 5:29 PM    Post subject:
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I went to a waldorf school when I was young and loved it. I looked into our local waldorf school for Callum and was told that at this time they don't take children with special needs.

Schools vary a lot so the best idea is to go along and check it out.

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PostPosted: November 21 2006, 5:18 AM    Post subject:
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The Montessori programme is individualized learning and allows children to focus on their interests and progress at their own pace. Everything is structured and there is a set way to do the activities, especially at the early levels, which is good for our children! Of course each Montessori school has its own atmosphere and you will know if you like the school when you actually go and look around. They might have a Toddlers class that you can try to see how you feel about the school. Make sure you have a look around the classes and see the kids in action! If you go into a well-run Montessori classroom it's an amazing place, with all the kids doing their own activity quietly and focused! Good luck with your search for the right school!

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