Bower Tree Preschool is closely aligned with the Waldorf-based approach to in-home early childhood care taught by LifeWays North America. Their web site offers classes, trainings, blog posts, resources, and inspiration for both teachers and parents.
Bower Tree incorporates some elements of the AMI approach to Montessori primary education. AMI’s web site offers a rich resource library including books, music, materials, and research.
Recommended reading for understanding the Waldorf approach:
Recommended reading for understanding the Montessori approach:
Other recommended books:
You Are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
Festivals, Family and Food by Diana Carey and Judy Large
Song, poem, & story resources:
Waldorf library of songs, stories, puppet plays, poems, articles, ebooks, and other resources for parents and teachers
Singing Games for Families, Schools, and Communities by Anna Rainville
Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education