Prairie Moon Waldorf School is a developing Waldorf School in Lawrence, KS. Waldorf schools are characterized by an integration of academics, the arts and hands-on learning. They aim to reach the whole child – “head, heart and hands”. Each subject studied is approached in many different ways – painting, dance, writing, poetry, drama, etc., in order to teach children as “whole individuals”. Programs strive to meet each child at their appropriate developmental stages. Children will keep the continuity of the same teacher, or class guardian, during these key periods. Curriculum and pedagogical approaches are also tailored to each stage. Waldorf education strives to teach children to “know and love the world”, emphasizing human and ecological values. The goal is not just to transfer information and skills, but also to develop the capacities of each student and to inspire a love for lifelong learning.