Between all families and teachers we create a space where Waldorf pedagogy can be developed within everyone’s reach to establish a consolidated, future-oriented social project.
A warm and homey environment that children feel their own. Full of magic, stories, songs, theaters and love.
Our trajectory in context:
In 2013 Madreselva Waldorf Educational Association was officially born with 8 families. The growing interest in this pedagogy has promoted the Association to organize workshops, informative seminars and conferences given on pedagogy in Ciudad Real in recent years. In addition, some of the families have carried out specific training cycles in pedagogy, which has allowed, together with the support of Antonio Malagón, promoter of this pedagogy in Spain and the educators who have joined the project, to ensure a careful implementation of this pedagogy that little by little has stopped from being foreign to the citizenship. The workshops and conferences organized usually have numerous attendees who see how this Association, beyond implementing pedagogy, incorporates a social inspiration that includes meetings that enrich and interest different audiences in the city.
The families that make up the Association have different backgrounds. We have professors, artisans, consultants, engineers, designers, administrators, technicians… and each of us do our best to develop this project. We have learned to coordinate and try to maximize both the resources and our imagination to build the School we dream of. We have in common a special sensitivity towards childhood, a concern to change things and contribute as far as possible to their development in a respectful way.
How do we work?
We try to reduce costs through collaborative and solidary work through commissions. The Association has grown step by step, currently counting on 30 families and more than 50 partners and collaborators who organize themselves in various commissions (directive, organizational, economic, maintenance, etc), which allows the Association to self-manage and offer multiple activities: organic bread making, soaps, oils, cosmetic products, nature-related workshops in the Association’s garden, craft courses, sewing, basketry, various extracurricular activities, parents’ school and guest seminars on various topics.
What infrastructure do we have?
The new headquarters has been remodeled by the families themselves and inaugurated in September 2015, we have a 400 m2 centre that families maintain with a long-term rental that currently has four classrooms, a kitchen, independent bathrooms for each classroom, and multipurpose rooms, in addition to 1,500 meters of outdoors surrounded by nature, allowing the requirements of this pedagogy to be fully developed.
We only have the resources of the Association’s own families and donations from supporters. The Association has committed to a long-term loan on favorable terms with the owners of the space to pay the costs of the remodeling with family fees.