Is this okay?
According to the New York Times, the classes are based on the teachings of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. The Waldorf School emphasizes the arts and the natural world, with no formal academic curriculum until first grade.
I lived in New York for years, and it is freaking cold there. I cannot imagine sending my three-year-old outside for three hours a day in frigid temperatures, period.
This kind of reminds me of the Russian daycare that pours freezing water on tots while they run around in their underwear -- all to make them "tough."
Do you think this "forest kindergarten" sounds like a good idea, or is it almost abusive to make kids go out in the cold for three hours a day?