Live Education! — I have not had any experience using the Live Education! materials, but I have met one of the creators of the curriculum and by all counts he has created a curriculum that is quite in keeping with Steiner’s indications. Live Education! is billed as the most pure Waldorf homeschooling curriculum. From their site, “Live Education! is for the Waldorf purist. Main lesson directions and guides are included with artistic work and are oriented towards training the parent to be a home school class teacher.” If you are a homeschooling parent who views your homeschooling journey as an opportunity to enrich your own education while you work with your child, explore Live Education!.
Included as a part of the curriculum are consultations with trained Waldorf teachers, as extra support. These consultations are an important part of Live Education’s program and the curriculum materials are not available without the consultations. The idea is that even Waldorf teachers rely on their community of educators for support, and Live Education! works to provide that for homeschoolers.
Live Education! does not provide a day-to-day template of what should be covered. Instead, it gives a flexible, sequential curriculum that can be adapted to the family’s needs. Some teachers will spend more time on some lessons and less on others. Live Education’s curriculum allows for that individuality in a creative, inspiring way.
The best way to learn more about this curriculum is to go to the website, interact with their teachers and read their testimonials. There are also plenty of experienced homeschoolers with experience to share on one of the Waldorf homeschooling email lists, which you can find here.
They offer complete curricula packages for kindergarten through eighth grade in addition to seminars, newsletters and a “community center” forum. It seems that the complete curriculum is a bit pricier than some other programs, though despite the fact that Live Education! lists their price right on the website, other homeschooling curricula do not, so it was difficult to compare.