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Fall 2014

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Our Parent & Child Classes provide a gentle and nurturing gathering for families to come together and revel in the first 3 1/2 years of childhood. The classes are led by early childhood specialist Kirsty Gourlay. Kirsty received her training from Lifeways, a Waldorf teaching program that focuses on supporting and nourishing the development of the young child from birth to six years. (more…)

Fall 2014

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We are excited to announce that the Lake Champlain Waldorf School is now qualified to receive Act 62 funds for its preschool program. Act 62 enables Vermont school districts to allocate a portion of their budget to assist families in paying for preschool for children ages 3-5. Signed into law in 2007, Act 62 permits families to choose a private (non-public school) early childhood education program and still access public funds to offset tuition costs for prekindergarten children.

Beginning in the fall of 2014, LCWS will be among the preschool choices for families. Now that we have been approved for Act 62, we are the process of partnering with towns in Chittenden and Addison Counties. We are excited to build these relationships and to open our doors to more preschoolers.

Although Act 62 was initially not mandatory for towns, Vermont passed a new law taking effect this October, ensuring that every preschool age student will have access to these funds. Families aren’t required to enroll prekindergarten children, but many appreciate the option for quality early childhood programs.

If you are interested in learning more please call or email Pam Graham at 985-2827 x12 or pgraham@lakechamplainwaldorfschool.org.


(The “Buy” button above will take you to a PayPal link. There you will be able to enter any amount you would like to contribute to the Joshua Moore Scholarship Fund and then download “We Are Children.”)

My daughter was a classmate of Joshua Moore’s in Sueanne’s kindergarden class.  When Joshua went into the hospital this past October I was asked to sub for Sueanne.  One of the only songs I could think of to sing and hum while in the classroom during those tender days was “We Are Children” which was written by my mother, Alice Damon, when I was a little girl.

After Joshua’s death I sang it again at the service that was held at our school, but this time I was singing it for Joshua and I could feel that it was really my mother’s gift to him.  After all, she is a grandmother and even though she’s in spirit she’s still very much a grandmother….maybe even more so.

The next time I sang it was for Joshua’s parents, Christina and Jason Moore, at the candlelight vigil that Sueanne held for them every week.  It was then that I realized that I was meant to give it to Joshua and his family as an offering from my mother and me.

The song “We Are Children” is now being offered to you for purchase and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Joshua Moore Scholarship Fund, making it possible for children to attend our amazing school who otherwise would be unable to.

I just love thinking that Joshua and Grandma Alice are together in the heavenly realms, laughing and giggling at the thought that they are supporting each other and fulfilling their earthly dreams without even being here!  Bravo Joshua & Alice.  When you listen to it, in honor of all those who have passed before us, please do your very best to follow the words, embrace their true meaning and let your heart wings open wide.

With many blessings and so much love we make this offering to you and yours.

Melinda Kinzie, assistant Kindergarten teacher

Lake Champlain Waldorf School Class of 2014
Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Pictured above from left to right: Melendy Comey Faculty Sponsor, Thomas Fortin, Mairead Collins, Vincent Gauthier, Jenna Perrapato, Oliver Scanlon, Marissa Guidry, Ian Wheeler, Nancy Lewis, Oliver Creech, Noah Ranallo, Jonas Powell, Amanda DeBellis, Madi Cook-Comey, Emily Nelson-Foster, and Willa Cowan-Essig. Photo by Miles Scanlon.