Okay, think that what I was asking was answered. That was part of my concern -- that interpretations/beliefs would be taught as Truth, and that my wishes regarding my child's education would not be respected or that I might be misled/manipulated into allowing something I don't want.
I still can't decide about anthrosophy as a philosophy/belief system, as the descriptions I've read so far all seem so nebulous that I can't pin it down. I don't object to it, certainly, but I still don't understand it. Regardless, the above concerns give me pause about enrolling my son.
I will probably still go to the open house, but will be more likely to investigate the Montessori schools now.
Wishing I could find a preschool with a blend of Waldorf creativity and imagination and emphasis on the natural, Montessori independence and development of intellect, and common-sense "let kids be kids" without a lot of restrictive philosophical dogma or New Age trappings. Can't there be a happy medium between the traditional battery-operated, paste-the-precut-grin-on-the-pumpkin-drawing, stand in a straight line preschools and the other extreme??? Oh, while I'm dreaming, let it be free, with long available hours to accomodate my heinous schedule, organic meals prepared by a chef, and Jack adores it.