Hi, we're a Waldorf family here. Rhonwyn, re: your question about summer care. Our Waldorf school has afterschool care. They don't have summer care, but they certainly are supportive of the fact that parents need to work. In terms of "where do they want me to send my kids...", in our case, it is not up to them to tell me where to send my kids, that is up to the parents! Do what you think is best for your own kids. In our area there are a couple of Waldorf preschools that provide summer childcare for school-age children, but we did not opt for those because they are too far away in distance from us. You could also look around for moms that provide Waldorf-based care in their homes, or just care that you like - this can be the "next best thing" to your child being at home with you. Or, depending on how much care you need, you could organize a co-op of 4 or 5 moms to take turns watching each other's children in your homes. For us, we like the idea of another responsible mom taking care of our son, so we have our friend who has 2 girls take care of him when school is not in session (for like 4 hours a day). I like this option because I know she is a good mom and she is already mothering her own children and so I know she will mother mine. Hope this helps!