Category - Education

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Potomac Crescent Waldorf School: Renewing Education in Northern Virginia
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Lazure painting: The transformation of Potomac Crescent Waldorf School classrooms
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NoVA Outside promotes outdoor learning with two fall events
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Learn Energy Work Strategies for Your Family’s Health
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Get ready for MommyCon DC 2016! + giveaway
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How to Be a Durable Human in the Digital Age: An interview with author and NoVA mom Jenifer Joy Madden + giveaway
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Hundreds Learn at 5th Annual School Environmental Action Showcase
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Loudoun Farmers Featured on Trading Cards
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Tuckahoe Elementary School shares its Discovery Garden
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Tips to make it through allergy season + local resources

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School: Renewing Education in Northern Virginia

Many natural-minded parents are drawn to Waldorf education for its emphasis on play, daily rhythms and connections to the natural world. Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, the only Waldorf school in Northern Virginia, offers programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and children through fifth grade.

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Lazure painting: The transformation of Potomac Crescent Waldorf School classrooms

Most parents want their children to feel calm, and the folks at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School have worked hard to create a peaceful, soothing environment in their new home at Fairlington Presbyterian with in Alexandria. Before the school moved into the space last fall, parents, staff and alumni transformed the classroom walls using a painting technique called lazure. Paired with the abundance of natural wood and textiles in Waldorf  classrooms, the skillfully painted soft peach walls help children and adults alike feel calm and grounded. Read More

NoVA Outside promotes outdoor learning with two fall events

NoVA Outside is an alliance of environmental educators that promotes outdoor learning. This fall the group is hosting two events: a happy hour and resource fair on September 16 to connect educators of school-age children to resources for outdoor learning and an early childhood conference on October 1 that will inspire educators of young children and give them the tools to develop a robust outdoor program. Update 9/28/16: The October 1 conference has been postponed until March. Details forthcoming.

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Learn Energy Work Strategies for Your Family’s Health

Cherlyn Jenkins is on a mission to provide tools for all parents to bring energy work into their family home. The owner of Cozywoggle, a coat that is safe to be worn in the car seat, Cherlyn began studying Foot Zone and Reiki in early 2015 and is organizing classes on both healing modalities this summer for parents who want to incorporate them into their family health toolkit.

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Get ready for MommyCon DC 2016! + giveaway

Returning to the DC Convention Center for a second year on Saturday, July 23 is MommyCon, a conference that educates natural-minded parents on breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering and other holistic choices for healthy families. Read More

How to Be a Durable Human in the Digital Age: An interview with author and NoVA mom Jenifer Joy Madden + giveaway

Jenifer Joy Madden is a Vienna mom of three whose new book, How To Be a Durable Humanis the latest in a series of accomplishments that include writing for the Huffington Post and many other publications, being a Listen to Your Mother participant and book contributor, and successfully advocating for a network of hiking/biking trails in Tysons/Vienna. Her new book, which launches on May 18 at One More Page Books in Arlington, is a practical follow-up to her earlier The Durable Human Manifesto. The new book – subtitled “Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age Through the Power of Self-Design” – provides tools for grounded, intentional living that every mindful parent will appreciate. Read More

Hundreds Learn at 5th Annual School Environmental Action Showcase

The fifth annual NoVA Outside School Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) brought over 500 students from public schools, private schools and homeschooling groups in Ablemarle County, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Falls Church to George Mason University to learn and share about environmental stewardship. The event, which took place on April 6, 2016, was put on in partnership with George Mason University Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center. and GMU’s Office of Sustainability. Read More

Loudoun Farmers Featured on Trading Cards

Loudoun County has created trading cards featuring local farmers! When I saw  friends sharing images of these cards – like baseball cards, but of local farmers! – I had to find out the story behind how they came to be.

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Tuckahoe Elementary School shares its Discovery Garden

Tuckahoe Elementary hosted the February Arlington Public Schools (APS) School Garden Meetup with a presentation on bringing the outdoors into the classroom and winterizing an outdoor education program followed by a guided tour of the school’s award-winning Discovery Garden. This April cold snap is keeping these tips relevant well into spring! Read More

Tips to make it through allergy season + local resources

The pollen is a-fallin’ here in DC Metro, causing sniffles and congestion for lots of folks, some who regularly suffer seasonal allergies and some children who might be having their first bout of itchy eyes and drippy noses. To find out what’s blowing around today in our area, check out Pollen.com and Weather.com’s Pollen Forecast. And read on to find out how to naturally mitigate allergy symptoms and strengthen the body for next season! Read More

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