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Gateways - Fall/Winter 2010 - Issue 59

A Newsletter of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

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Contents:

  • Letters from the Editors - Nancy Blanning and Steve Spitalny
  • Research
    • The Senses as Doorways of Relating - Stephen Spitalny
    • Math and Science in the Kindergarten - Lisa Gromicko
    • The Dignity of the Small Child - Kimberley Lewis
  • For the Classroom
    • Educating the Movement Body - Nancy Blanning, with A Drum: A Movement Journey composed by Nancy Blanning
  • Reports
    • Childhood as an Impulse for Integrated Human Development: The 2010 Brazilian/International Conference - Louise deForest
    • The Lakota Waldorf School - Patrice Maynard and Laurie Clark
  • Transitions
    • Ronna McEldowney - Janis Williams
  • Book Review
  • Calendar of Events


Gateways - Fall/Winter 2009 - Issue 57

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  • Letter from the Editor - Stephen Spitalny
  • Observing the Child
    • Developing the Eyes to See - Nancy Blanning
    • A Contemplative and Reflective Format for Early Childhood Study - Laurie Clark
    • Child Observation - Angela Michel
    • Self-Review for the Teacher - Sally Schweizer
  • Practical Arts for the Early Childhood Teacher
    • The Importance of Singing - Karen Lonsky
    • Plant Dyeing in the Kindergarten - Linda Grant
  • Festivals
    • Saint Martin - Michael Martin
  • Around the World
    • Emmi-Pikler-Haus, Part II - Joyce Gallardo
    • Teacher Training in Mexico - Louise deForest
    • Pictures from Norway - Louise deForest
  • Book Review
    • Saint Martin - Nancy Blanning
  • Calendar of Events





Gateways - Spring/Summer 2007 - Issue 52

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Contents:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • The World of the Young Child
    • On the Seahore of Worlds by Sally Jenkinson
    • The Is the Way We Bake Our Bread . . ." A Note about Work Songs by Nancy Foster
  • Supporting the Adults
    • Meetings with Parents on the Topic of Discipline by Louise DeForest
    • A Summer Festival in the Parent-child Class by Nancy Foster
    • The Inner Life and Work of the Teacher by Margaret Duberley
    • The Art of Fruitful Conversation by Carol Nasr Griset and Kim Raymond
  • Research
    • Shingebiss Redeemed by Stephen Spitalny
    • Meeting the Needs of the Times by Cynthia K. Aldinger
    • Educating the Feeling-will in the Kindergarten by Michael Howard
  • Conferences
    • Connections with the Pikler Institute by Susan Weber and Vanessa Kohlhaas
    • The Power of Touch by Joan Almon
    • Meeting Each Other: The Human Encounter by Dr. Heinz Zimmerman
  • Announcements
  • Calendar of Events

Gateways – Fall/Winter 2006 - Issue 51

Fall/Winter 2006
Issue 51

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Table of Contents:

  • Letter from the Editor by Stephen Spitalny

Letters to the Editor

  • A Whitsun Letter by Susan Weber
  • Clean-up Time and Gnomes by Nancy Foster

Research

  • The Essentials of Waldorf Early Childhood Education by Susan Howard
  • The Healing Power of Play by Joan Almon
  • The Name of "John" and the Fairy Tales by Stephen Spitalny

Reports

  • Observing the Young Child by Andrea Gambardella
  • In Search of Nursery by Margaret Ris
  • An Update on the Alliance for Childhood by Joan Almon

International Work

  • Sharing Impressions of England by Nancy Blanning
  • Nuestro Hogar: A Sheltering Environment by Joyce Gallardo
  • A Report from Kolisko, Mexico by Andrea Gambardella

Book Reviews

  • The First Seven Years: The Physiology of Childhood by Edmond Schoorel

Calendar of Events


Gateways - Spring 2006 - Issue 50

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Contents:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Supporting the Adults
    • Kids Are Not the Problem by Michael Mendizza
    • Meeting at the Eye of the Needle - Mentoring on the Path of Adult Learning
  • Conferences
    • Finding the Realm of the Spirit of Humanity by Nancy Foster
  • The World of the Young Child
    • The Daily Blessing of the Older Child in the Kindergarten by Ruth Ker
    • Why Are We Teaching? What Are We Teaching? by Barbara Klocek
  • Research
    • The Path of the Frog King by Stephen Spitalny
  • Around the World
    • Nurturing the Mother and her Newborn: The Postpartum Period in Ecuador's Andes Mountains by Joyce Gallardo
    • Pikler Institut's Doors Remain Open by Joyce Gallardo
  • Transitions
    • A Tribute to Nancy Foster by Joan Almon
  • Announcements
    • Announcing the Founding of the New International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education
  • Calendar of Events

Gateways - Fall/Winter 2005 - Issue 49

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Table of Contents:

  • Letter from the Editor by Stephen Spitalny
  • Early Childhood Teaching and the Etheric by Cynthia Aldinger

Research

  • On Learning Difficulties in the Early Years by Ewout Van-Manen
  • Therapeutic Puppetry by Suzanne Down

Transitions

  • The Beginnings of our Waldorf Early Childhood Movement by Susan Howard
  • An Interview with Margaret Meyerkort by Janni Nicol
  • Birthday Homage for Margaret Meyerkort
  • Remembering Joyce Schild by Kim Hunter, Susanne Schonthaler and Marjorie Thatcher

Practical Aspects

  • Building Community through the Advent Garden by Joyce Gallardo
  • The Day Dusty Gnome Took a Nap

Storms, Floods and Devastation

  • The Flood at Sophia's Hearth by Joyce Gallardo
  • Lessons from a Hurricane by Heidi Anne Porter
  • A Report from the Hill School

Book Reviews

  • In a Nutshell by Nancy Foster
  • Eurythmy for the Young Child by Estelle Bryer


Gateways – Fall/Winter 2003 – Issue 45

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Introduction

  • Letter from the Editor - Stephen Spitalny

Research

  • The New Generation of Children - Dr. Renate Long-Breipohl
  • Child Development - Dr. Bruno Callegaro

Practical Aspects

  • Chaos in Everyday Life - About Cleaning and Caring - Linda Thomas
  • The Relationship between the Lead Teacher and the Assistant - Elizabeth Stubb
  • Speech and Its Importance in the Life of the Young Child - Helen Lubin
  • The One and Only Way - Cynthia Aldinger
  • The Dragon's Gate - Stephen Spitalny
  • In Memoriam: Klara Hatterman - Susan Howard

Special Report

  • Sophia House - Carol Cole

Book Reviews

  • Giving Love-Bringing Joy by Wilma Ellersiek
  • Working with the Dead by Helmut von Kügelgen
  • Dignity of the Young Child
  • Set Free Childhood by Martin Large

Announcements

Calendar of Events


Gateways – Fall/Winter 2002 – Issue 43

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Focus on Child Development:

  • The Vital Role of Play in Childhood - Joan Almon
  • The Physiological Basis of Sleep - Lisa Gromicko
  • Going Beyond Self as Image as it Unfolds in the Human Brain - Keith Buzzell, DO
  • The Education of the Young Child: A Process of Relating - Margret Meyerkort

Plus:

  • The Magic Lake at the End of the World: A Story from Ecuador - Barbara Klocek
  • Winter Movement Journey - Nancy Blanning
  • Celebrating Festivals - Nancy Foster
  • Festivals - Stephen Spitalny

Gateways – Spring/Summer 2002 – Issue 42

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Focus on Conferences and Reports:

  • Children at Risk: Perceiving and Meeting the Needs of Today's Children - Dr. Michaela Glöckler
  • Characterizing and Balancing Polarities - Stephen Spitalny
  • The International Working Group for the Child from Birth to Three - Susan Weber
  • Lifeways Child Care: Stories from Home - Cynthia Aldinger

Plus:

  • Meeting the Six Year Old - Barbara Klocek
  • The Questions of a Small Child - Martin Tittman
  • The Puppet Show - Rena Osmer
  • The Story of the Mountain Pears: A Japanese Tale - Janet Kellman
  • On Obedience: An Open Letter to Kindergarten Colleagues - Bill Roberson
  • A Parent Evening in REsponse to September 11 - Andree Ward
  • Statement on Children and the Media - Hawthorne Valley School
  • Review of Ready to Learn: From Birth to School Readiness - Stephen Spitalny


Gateways – Spring/Summer 2001 – Issue 40

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Focus on the Developing Child and Inner Work:

  • The Young Child from Birth to Seven - Dennis Klocek
  • The Importance of Sleep - Susan R. Johnson, MD
  • Welcoming Babies - Rena Osmer
  • Balance in Living: Saying Goodbye to the Martyr - Rosa Barocio
  • Meeting Fear and Finding Joy - Stephen Spitalny

Plus:

  • Taming the Dragon: Michaelmas in the Kindergarten - Barbara Klocek
  • Computers in Early Childhood Education: A Jump Start for the Future? - Dr. Renate Long-Breipohl
  • Cries of Conscience: The Need for Media Mindfulness - Nancy Forer
  • Marionette Workshop in Ecuador - Joyce Gallardo
  • Alliance for Childhood Update - Joan Almon
  • Book and Songbook reviews

Gateways – Fall/Winter 2000 – Issue 39

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  • Focus on Issues of Early Childhood and World Wide Work:
  • A Conversation with Joan Salter - Linda Murrow
  • Can I Take Care of Other People's Children - Helle Heckmann
  • Activating Our Health - Dr. Philip Incao/Sarah Hummingbird
  • Alliance for Childhood: Brussels Conference Report - Diane David
  • Working in the Townships - Eldbjorg Gjessing Paulsen
  • Khukuleka: Sisters Worlds Apart - Amy Vincens
  • Support a Sister School - Tashi Waldorf School
  • The Philippine Waldorf Initiative on Early Childhood - Bella C. Tan

Plus:

  • Honing Our Observation - Stephen Spitalny
  • Group Size: Some Further Thoughts - Christine Christiansen
  • Playground Apparatus: A Woodworking Project - Patricia Lague
  • Remembering Agnes Trepte - Patricia Rubano
  • Kindergarten Teachers Around the World: Bronja Zahlingen - Stephen Spitalny
  • Book and Songbook Reviews

Gateways – Spring/Summer 2000 – Issue 38

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Focus on Working with Children:

  • Feeding the Child's Soul in Nature - Su Rubinoff
  • Questionnaire Respone - Lois Hartman
  • Working with Deaf Children - Victoria Lester
  • Brief Thoughts on Small Kindergartens - Stephen Spitalny
  • The Gold Lantern - Stephen Spitalny
  • Games for All Occasions - Ebba Bodame
  • Sprouting Made Easy - Carmella Lukionovich

Plus:

  • Notes on Three Lectures by Felicitas Vogt - Kate Gage and Sandi Chamberlin
  • An Interview with Hermann Koepke - Jane Johannson
  • Alliance for Childhood - Joan Almon
  • A Trip to Africa - Joan Almon
  • Book Reviews
  • News of Colleagues

Gateways – Fall/Winter 1999 – Issue 37

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Focus on Working with Children:

  • A Visit to RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) - Susan Weber and Rena Osmer
  • An Interview with Helle Heckmann at Nokken - Roberta Ducharme
  • The Children's Oasis - Christiane Maria von Königslöw
  • Stirring the Bubbling Pot - Leanne Moraes
  • A Play, The King of the Waves - Jannah Walker
  • A Winter Hand Gesture Game - Paulene Hanna
  • From the Children: "You know, we are like gold."

Plus:

  • Threshold Experiences of Children and Adults - Helmut von Kügelgen
  • The Practice of Child Observation - Heiner Priess
  • Waldorf Education in Vietnam: A Beginning - Thanh Cherry
  • Waldorf Initiatives for Young Children in South Africa - Truus Gerats
  • Helping Initiatives Around the World
  • Book Reviews

Gateways – Spring/Summer 1999 – Issue 36

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Focus on Research and Conferences:

  • As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap - Sally Jenkinson
  • Self Development as Basis of Relationship - Dr. Michaela Glöckler
  • Diagnostic, Pedagogical and Therapeutic Tasks - Ann Pratt
  • Working with Children's Drawings - Barbara Patterson
  • Crayons in the Kindergarten: Block or Stick? - Joan Almon
  • Commentary on Crayons - Monica Ellis
  • Crayoning - A Beginning Research - Kate Gage
  • Crayoning Anecdotes - Kate Gage
  • Lifeways Training - Mary O'Connell

Plus:

  • An Autumn Play - Suse König, H. Dietzel, W. Klein
  • 1998-99 Questionnaire Responses
  • An Open Letter to Colleagues - Nancy Foster
  • Program for the Deaf Child - Dr. Patricia Ganz
  • Margaret Meyerkort's New Books - Joan Almon
  • The Kite Flying Festival - Alice Trembour
  • Wild Goose Lake - Lucia Mello
  • Grandma's Dream - Sheila Rubin
  • He Spoke of Beauty - Cynthia Aldinger
  • For Anastasia and Her Dear Grandmother

Gateways – Fall/Winter 1998 – Issue 35

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Focus on Working with the Children:

  • Leo - Margaret
  • Calendula Salve Recipes - JoAnne Dennee
  • Next Steps in Natural Dyeing - Glenda Moore
  • Advent Cookies - Nicola Tarshis
  • Advent Table Play - Nancy Foster
  • Standing Puppet Instructions - Nicola Tarshis
  • Little Dawn Boy and the Rainbow Trail - JoAnne Dennee
  • Little Dawn Boy Circle - JoAnne Dennee

Plus:

  • World Kindergarten Conference - Susan Howard
  • Impact of Evil in Our Time - Reijo Wilenius
  • Right to Childhood - Dr. Michaela Glöckler
  • News from WECAN - Joan Almon and Susan Howard
  • Movement with Children - Beth Currie
  • Research Activity - Erica Carnay
  • Book Reviews

Gateways – Spring/Summer 1998 – Issue 34

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Focus on International Work and Health Issues:

  • In Memory of Dr. Helmut von Kügelgen - Joan Almon
  • Reaching Out - Joan Almon
  • From the Heart of an African Village - Susan Perrow
  • Brazilian Kindergarten Conference - Maria Chantal Amarante
  • Link Between Antibiotics and Developmental Delays - Developmental Delay Registry
  • Report on Vaccination - Dr. Philip Incao

Plus:

  • The Young Child in the World of Today - Renate Breipohl
  • From Birth to Three and the Child at the End of the Century - Dr. Bruno Callegaro
  • Circle Garden - Anna Rando
  • Adult Activity in the Parent and Tot Program - Connie White
  • Multi-Culturalism in Waldorf Education - Janni Nicol
  • Nkosnati and the Dragon - Stephen Spitalny
  • Briar Rose - Nancy Foster

Gateways – Fall/Winter 1997 – Issue 33

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  • Reflections - Joan Almon
  • The Genius of Play - Sally Jenkinson
  • Diversity and Story in the Kindergarten - Steve Spitalny
  • A Survey of Birth - Rena Osmer
  • TV and ADD - Foster Kline, MD
  • Straw and Gold: Kindergarten Harvest - Pamela Perkins
  • Dyeing with Pokeweed - Meg Shams
  • Early Childhood Travels in Japan - Susan Grey Weber
  • The Effects of Hidden Anger in the Classroom - Judith Wynhausen
  • Reaching Out through NAEYC - Cynthia Aldinger
  • Child Care Report - Cynthia Aldinger

Gateways – Spring 1997 – Issue 32

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  • Protecting Childhood - Looking Ahead
  • Concerning Restless Children
  • How to Nuture Storytelling
  • The Importance of the First Three Years
  • Day Care Workshop Report
  • After Care in Our Waldorf Schools
  • An Afternoon Program at Pine Hill
  • Memories of AStrid Barnes
  • Felting as Handwork in Early Childhood
  • Michaelmas Star Ball
  • Multi-Cultural Festivals
  • Creating a World Family at Advent Time
  • Notes on an Advent Circle
  • Book Reviews

Gateways – Autumn 1996 – Issue 31

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  • An Overview of Waldorf Early Childhood Education - Joan Almon
  • An Interview about Angels - Helmut von Kügelgen
  • The International Waldorf Kindergarten Conference - Joan Almon
  • For the Advent Garden - Susan Silverio
  • Making Transparencies with Fleece - Nancy Foster
  • Working with the Will - Nancy Blanning
  • A Project for the Homeless - Christina Williams
  • A Parent - Child Program - Cecelia Karpoff
  • Ideals and Reality of Motherhood - Judith Krischik
  • Nutrition - Wendy Cook
  • Reflections on Kindergarten Training - Sylvia Paluzzi

Gateways - Spring 1996 - Issue 30

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  • Young Children Today - Understanding Them and Helping Them - Joan Almon
  • Caring for the Life-Forces of the Young Child - Renate Breipohl
  • Laying the Physical Foundation of the Consciousness Soul - Dr. Jenny Josephson
  • Waldorf Day Care Conference - Forum Kreuzburg, Berlin - Lynne Oldfield
  • Day Care - Cynthia Aldinger
  • Home Day Care - Joyce Gallardo
  • Ringtime as Pedagogical Opportunity - Some Thoughts - Stephen Spitalny
  • The Bear - Stephen Spitalny
  • National TV-Turnoff Week - Cynthia Aldinger
  • Mobile for Spring or Summer
  • Health and Illness: An alternative Treatment for Head Lice
  • A Conversation on Color - Barbara Patterson
  • Book Review

Gateways - Autumn 1995 - Issue 29

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  • Early Childhood and the Consciousness Soul - Joan Almon
  • Storytelling - Margarite van der Heidie
  • Whitsun, Multiculturalism and International Working - Report by Kayla Meadows Varney
  • Birth to the Age of Three: Our Responsibility
  • A Look at Home Day Care and After Care - Joyce Gallardo
  • Christmas Season in a Public School - James Petersen
  • A Poem for the Advent Garden - Nancy Foster
  • Helping Children in a Time of Trouble - Nancy Foster
  • With Love for Geneve - Janene Ping
  • East Coast Kindergarten Conference 1995

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