Links and Resources



Inspired Learning—Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education to inspire life-long learning and enable students to fully develop their capacities.

If you’re unfamiliar with Waldorf Education or want to learn why it is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world, this is the first resource you should explore.

Waldorf Online Library

This site has been created to provide useful information to English speaking Waldorf teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and anyone interested in Waldorf education.  Our aim is to make visible all the appropriate resources on Waldorf education that are currently available and to provide information about where these resources can be obtained or purchased.

Waldorf Early Childhood Association, WECAN

Early Childhood teachers, day-care providers, and anyone interested in the development of the young child will find many resources from this organization. Their mission is to nurture the work with young children from pre-birth to age seven, based on an understanding of the healthy development of the child in body, soul and spirit. Their goal is to protect and nurture childhood as the foundation for a truly human culture in the future.

Alliance for Childhood

The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living. Our public education campaigns bring to light both the promise and the vulnerability of childhood. We act for the sake of the children themselves and for a more just, democratic, and ecologically responsible future.

Lifeways of North America

Parents today, whether at work in or outside of the home, are looking for more information about early childhood development and supportive and healthy family practices.  This multi-service organization provides consulting and training for family childcare providers, childcare centers and parents caring for children from Birth to age 6.


Whittier Home Association

John Greenleaf Whittier was one of the nation’s most significant poets and abolitionists of the 19th century. The Whittier Home Association was established in 1898 by his niece and a friend to preserve his home and his legacy.

Members continue to serve the mission of this historic house museum with tours and events.

Whittier Homestead

Whittier was born in a family homestead in 1807 in what was known as East Haverhill, MA. The Whittier Club and the Trustees of the Homestead have maintained this historic house museum and property since the 1880’s. This home was the setting for Whittier’s most noted literary work, “Snowbound: A Winter Idyll.”  For information about events and tours, please check this web site.

J.G.Whittier—Essex County’s Famous Son

To honor Whittier as part of the 2007 Whittier Bicentennial, this site provides invaluable information about his Quaker roots, abolition activities, poetry, and his life in Haverhill and Amesbury. It is a rich resource and is one of several sites developed by the  Northshore Community College honoring literary figures of Essex County, MA.


To learn more about the opportunities and challenges of independent book publishing, please click on these links:

Independent Publishers of New England, IPNE

Michaelmas Press is a founding member of Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE). IPNE offers educational programs, networking, marketing opportunities, advocacy, and information about publishing. The organization is supported primarily by membership dues and other income substantially related to its purpose.

It is an affiliate of a national organization, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Independent Book Publishers Association, IBPA

IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association is a trade association of independent publishers. Founded in 1983, it serves book, audio, and video publishers located in the United States and around the world.

Its mission is to advance the professional interests of independent publishers. To this end, IBPA provides cooperative marketing programs, education and advocacy within the publishing industry.