Waldorf Education The Essential Phases of Child Development Waldorf schools provide a detailed, richly artistic curriculum that responds to and enhances the child's developmental phases, from early childhood through high school. THE FIRST SEVEN YEARS: IMITATION Apparently helpless in her mother's arms, the infant seems incapable of learning. In fact, the baby is at the most absorptive stage and totally open to external influences. From birth she learns to stand, to talk, and to think. Becoming able to stand upright,...The post Waldorf Education - Essential Phases of Child Development appeared first on Sea Star Initiative - A school with curriculum inspired by Waldorf education in Boca Raton, FL.