This play-based approach is characterized by a predictable structure, providing children with a dependable routine, such as certain days of the week for set activities like gardening, as well as mixed-age classrooms. Both the Waldorf Schools and Creative Spaces emphasize creative learning, reading, singing, presenting… It’s great for kids who want that predictability, but there is a good blend of creativity there.
Much like Waldorf, Creative Spaces also emphasizes cooperation, and the setting appears as much like a home as possible – warm and friendly, with wooden toys and natural materials. Refer to our Eco-Friendly section!
What stands out about Creative Spaces – much like Waldorf – is its stance against traditional grading systems and the exclusion of media in the curriculum. Waldorf does not include media (computers, videos or electronics of any kind) and also does not involve academics, which means no homework, tests, handouts or even desks.
Just as a Waldorf education teaches kids how to think, not what to think, Creative Spaces helps kids develop themselves as well-rounded individuals with an innate curiosity and love of learning.