"It was the grade 7 science books that first drew me to Waldorf education. That was a good thing, because if I had first learned about the fairy tales and gnomes in grade 1, I would have not been interested. Instead, I was intrigued. How the heck did the curriculum go from gnomes counting treasure in Grade 1 to studying electromagnetism in grade 7. The answer turned out to be a sophisticated developmental model of child maturation, and Daily Wonder home learning curriculum is informed by this Waldorf developmental model and intention.
I was privileged to have both my sons attend a Waldorf school. Jennifer Ross was my younger son’s teacher for several years and I can attest to her competence, care and compassion. Decades later my two boys are capable, engaged and effective adults. They have each followed their own path and can be relied upon to take responsibility, solve problems and do so with a gentleness that belies their inner strength."
- D. Sutherland,retired, University of Toronto, Information and Technology Services
"Being the children of Waldorf teachers and administrators means that we were basically raised at the Waldorf school and it's been an amazing upbringing! Learning at a Waldorf school gave us the tools to deal with challenging life situations with a positive and understanding attitude. The teachers at our school were not just there to teach, but to help us grow as people by listening to us and helping us work through any problems, not just school work related. We feel empowered and know that this curriculum will be beneficial to people all around the world."
- Jennifer and Mareesha's daughters (CVWS Students 2012-2020)
"Jennifer came into my daughters life for her fifth year of elementary school. What I loved about her as a teacher, is that she had a way of connecting deeply with all of her students. She noticed the small things about my daughter that helped build her confidence. She supported my daughter to communicate more clearly. She inspired her to be more conscious of her role on the earth, and she offered daily spiritual inspiration. My daughter has some learning challenges, and she brought her to a level that I did not think was possible."
- Jennifer B (Entrepreneur)
Jennifer Ross, only 29 when she started shepherding my daughter through grades 2-5 at the Alan Howard Waldorf School, brought so much wisdom, patience and humour to her dealings with me as a parent while shining brightly for my daughter at the same time. I never had to worry about my daughter's well-being, she loved going to school! I could tell that Jennifer's guidance kept the kids interested, engaged and safe. Jennifer also dealt well with our parent group in the 3-4 class meetings she held for us each year. She held us enthralled with her stories in these meetings and 'taught' us about our children and their development as she elucidated the purposes underlying the Waldorf curriculum. I would highly recommend Jennifer to help you with daily lesson planning for your homeschooling adventure.
- K.A. Skinner
"Jennifer taught my son during some very formative years. Not only did she hold his class in a generous loving way, she guided parents with confidence through the difficult, uncertain years of early childhood. She led by listening. She brought her own history and sensibilities into her teaching that created a profound connection with her class. A Waldorf education nurtures the inner life of the child. Jennifer has a profound grasp on the Waldorf pedagogy that she continues to grow through her own development, and she uses that deep and evolving knowledge to guide an unfailing intuition. She listens and cares deeply about education and children. My boys are grown now and looking back I can say without reservation that Jennifer was among the best of their teachers."
- Rick Roberts (Film, Television, Theatre Industry
"Jen was my teacher from grade 2-5 and during that time, she developed and fostered my love of learning. Her holistic, Waldorf centered pedagogy created a learning environment that taught me not only the curriculum, but valuable life lessons. Her delivery was never through one medium alone, but rather she brought in stories, experiential activities, and songs to bring the lessons to life. Since my time as Jen’s student, I have gone on to graduate from the University of Toronto and I am currently completing a postgraduate certificate for Human Resources Management. I always credit my Waldorf education and Jen for laying an amazing foundation for my academic and professional success."
- Jonah (student from 2002-2006)
"I had the pleasure of having Jennifer as my teacher throughout my early grade school years in a Waldorf school. As a student with learning challenges, I found her teaching style to be engaging and accommodating for all students in her classroom. Her captivating stories, songs and artistic expression fostered a deep love for the arts and education that is still prevalent in my life today."
- Gabriella Caira
"Having my mom for a teacher was good. The only thing was that there was no space for secrets like mother's day cards. The benefit was the link between school work and home work - I always had support from mom who really understood my school experience. I was always encouraged to do projects that were home based but school inspired, now I love projects in high school."
- Rebecca's daughter (CVWS Student 2011-2017)