updated June 20, 2018
My daughter Natalie Rose... the one who started it all...
shown here in January 2007.
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M.S. Curriculum & Instruction
trained in Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf
I am a professional curriculum writer and homeschool consultant, and I also run Little Bluestem,
a new homeschool co-op for families
in Southern Illinois who are interested in progressive education.
I absolutely love my job and I would be very happy to support your family on this homeschool journey!
My pricing is below; however, if necessary, I will arrange a sliding scale fee that works with your budget. I prefer PayPal but also accept money order or barter.
I do occasionally write custom main lesson blocks for families requesting a unique topic. The pricing for this varies; contact me for more
I also offer workshops on progressive education. Contact me to discuss my speaking fee for schools and homeschool co-ops.
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I offer several consulting services for homeschooling families as well as Waldorf teachers.
Why settle for a pre-purchased curriculum when you can have something tailored to your family's needs, budget, and schedule?
Get the support you need, with a school year designed for your child!
Option #1 - Phone Consultation Package
Every Phone Consultation Package includes TWO phone calls. Just $40.00.
After our initial phone conversation
organize a list of all of my recommendations for you, with links, on a personal webpage with
a unique web address. Then you'll get a second phone call to follow up
and answer additional questions and provide suggestions, after you've
had time to read the information and reflect.
This service is ideal for brand-new Waldorf families who are
facing setting up family rhythms, designing the homeschool space,
determining which grade level is best for their child, learning about main lesson books
and watercolor painting and form drawing and other Waldorf-specific techniques, etc.
If you have a lot of initial questions, or you feel completely lost, a phone consultation
is efficient and will immediately help you to feel supported.
You may continue to purchase phone consulting, TWO phone calls at a time, for
as long as you'd like, and I will continue to update your webpage with new suggestions as your children
Option #2 - Annual Lending Library Card
ONE YEAR of privileges at my extensive curriculum Lending Library (this includes Steiner/Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Montessori and parenting books). Click on the links to the left to browse.
Just $36.00. That's only $3.00 a month, and less than ten cents a day!
If you want to teach using the Waldorf method but your budget or
space for curriculum materials is limited, or you don't want
to buy something you'll only need for one main lesson block, this is perfect for you! It is also helpful if you are looking
at Waldorf books online and can't decide, and you simply want
to see a book for yourself before you buy it.
When you borrow books from me, we split the cost of the shipping. I pay to mail the books to you. You keep and use them for one month, and
then pay to mail the books back to me.
Option #3 - School Year Curriculum Package
Includes all of the above... a one hour initial phone consultation + a follow up phone call... plus
one full year of privileges at my extensive curriculum Lending Library... plus a complete curriculum plan and
unlimited email support throughout the school year.
The complete curriculum plan for the current or upcoming year including the list of main lesson blocks which I recommend for your unique child, plus a booklist of recommended resources
for all the main lesson blocks, links
to free information, useful materials which you can find for free at your local library, and custom pages on the website where all
the information is organized and right at your fingertips.
I do all the research and all the organizing work for you! You can just dive into the teaching! And, don't forget, you
can borrow curriculum books from my Waldorf library if you prefer not to purchase them.
So, are you craving a Waldorf school year which is
all planned out for you and personalized for your family?
For Early Childhood, the school year curriculum package is $150.00.
For the Grades, the school year curriculum package is $250.00.
I offer discounts for families with multiple children; please contact me for a quote. I will also arrange the school
year plan so that main lesson block topics which work well together are taught at the same time.
Not sure 100% sure about Waldorf?
I also work with families following traditional models, or families who are blending multiple approaches. I welcome the opportunity to work with your unique family!