mamaley, we have just last week started a 3 day Kinder and 1st grader in Waldorf. We took the first grader out of PS and the Kinder was anxious to start doing SOMETHING!
She just told me, "I love Waldorf!"
They are happier and more calm now.. . even their interactions with each other. LOL
We were really 'sold' after attending the St Nicholas Faire in Dec. We had also been to a 'nice' community Christmas event and the kids came home pretty weird and wired and bickering after that.
But after the Waldorf event, they came in and sat on the floor and played quietly together. We were dumbfounded at the difference. We find the Waldorf school so child-centered, with love and respect for the kids and parents and they are really THERE for the kids, not for adults' various agendas.
Last March, I participated in an online course at www.ttfuture.org
(Peggg O is in this org), the finale of the course was a conference call with Joseph Chilton Pearce. On the call many of us asked about the different schools. His wisdom was awesome.
I would suggest listening to that call, you can buy an audio download of it for $5 at: http://ttfuture.org/services/distant..._teleaudio.htm
Also, the more you learn about how children NATURALLY develop and about the brain and if you can handle learning the spiritual science (not unique to Waldorf) about how children incarnate, you would likely understand the Waldorf teaching methods better.
There is a lot of good material on the ttfuture.org site.
Oh and you are not too early! Some school start enrolling in March.