Events at WECAN Member Schools and Institutes

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  • INTRODUCTION TO WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

    June 14-19, 2020, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
    An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery / Kindergarten, with Lisa Miccio of The Waldorf School of Garden City
    For more information, click here or contact info@sunbridge.edu / 845-425-0055 x20.  
  • Personal and Professional Development 

    June 14-July 31, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Sunbridge Summer Series courses and workshops, including "Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education," "Exploring the World of Birth to Three", "Waldorf Weekend," "Collaborative Leadership," and more.
    For information/registration, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.
  • Teacher Education

    June 14-July 3 2020, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education. New cohort enrolling in low-residency program open to both pre-service and in-service early childhood educators. Financial aid available/MEd option. Program Directors: Nancy Blanning and Leslie Burchell-Fox, MSEd.
    For information/application, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20
  • Incarnational Support for the Young Child

    June 22-26, 2020, the Early Childhood Teacher Education Center at Sophia’s Hearth, Keene NH
    Incarnational Support with Jane Swain, Janene Ping, Michelle Brooks & Kathleen Bowen – post graduate course.
    For more infromation and registration go to www.sophiashearthteachers.org or contact us at info@sophiashearth.org, 603-357-3755

  • Child Development I

    June 22-26 2020, the Early Childhood Teacher Education Center at Sophia’s Hearth, Keene NH
    Child Development I with Jane Swain, Katherine Scharff, Michelle Prindle – open to all.
    For more infromation and registration go to www.sophiashearthteachers.org.

  • Birth to Three: Meeting the Young Child Today

    June 22-26, 2020 - Marin Waldorf School, San Rafael, CA
    Explore and deepen the anthroposophical approach to working with the young child and the family. Clear observation, respect, working with touch and movement will be focused on, referring to the legacy of Dr. Emmi Pickler’s work and the indications given by Rudolf Steiner. This week is designed for practitioners already immersed in working with Birth to Three in Waldorf settings, and assumes participants have com-pleted a Waldorf teacher training.
    With Kate Hammond and Donna Stusser.
    For information/registration, visit www.bacwtt.org or contact tiffany@bacwtt.org or 415-479-4400
  • Birth to Seven Teacher Education Certificate

    June 22 - July 10, 2020 - the Early Childhood Teacher Education Center at Sophia’s Hearth, Keene NH
    New cohort enrolling in low-residency, 500 hour program open to all.  Financial aid available. Program Directors: Katherine Scharff, Janene Ping, Jane Swain.
    For more infromation and registration go to www.sophiashearthteachers.org or contact us at info@sophiashearth.org, 603-357-3755

  • Birth to Three Certificate

    June 22 - July 10, 2020 - the Early Childhood Teacher Education Center at Sophia’s Hearth, Keene NH
    New cohort enrolling in low-residency, 300 hour program open to all. Financial aid available. Program Directors: Katherine Scharff, Janene Ping, Jane Swain.
    For more infromation and registration go to www.sophiashearthteachers.org or contact us at info@sophiashearth.org, 603-357-3755

  • Child Development II

    June 29 - July 3 2020 - the Early Childhood Teacher Education Center at Sophia’s Hearth, Keene NH
    Child Development II with Jane Swain, Katherine Scharff, Janene Ping open to all who have completed Child Development I.
    For more infromation and registration go to www.sophiashearthteachers.org or contact us at info@sophiashearth.org, 603-357-3755

  • Heaven on Earth

    June 28-July 3, 2020 - Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, BC, Canada
    Supporting ‘Unbornness’, Birth and Early Development in Waldorf Education with Debbie Laurin, Louise de Forest, Angela Light and Esther Chase.
    One week intensive course, open to all.
    For information/registration, visit www.westcoastinstitute.org
  • Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

    June 28-July 17, 2020 - Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, BC, Canada
    Next intake Summer 2021, current track summer session June 28-July 17
    July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC
    2 year part time program – 5 weeks each year. 3 weeks in July, 1 week in November and February with additional mentoring, observation and practicums.
    For information/registration, visit www.westcoastinstitute.org
  • Building the Vessel: Early Childhood Rejuvenation

    June 29-July 3, 2020 -  Marin Waldorf School, San Rafael, CA
    How does the Early Childhood teacher develop and continue to grow so that they can provide the vessel for the many magical qualities that must be brought into the Early Childhood environment? We will explore day-by-day the roles of the Early Childhood Teacher as Artist, as Storyteller, as Facilitator of Play, as Observer and Witness to the child, and as the one who models the deep connection to the world and to the spirit. With Diane David and Anna Rainville.
    For information/registration, visit www.bacwtt.org or contact tiffany@bacwtt.org or 415-479-4400
  • Child Development II

    June 29 - July 3 2020 - the Early Childhood Teacher Education Center at Sophia’s Hearth, Keene NH
    Child Development II with Jane Swain, Katherine Scharff, Janene Ping open to all who have completed Child Development I.
    For more infromation and registration go to www.sophiashearthteachers.org or contact us at info@sophiashearth.org, 603-357-3755

  • 2020 EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMER INTENSIVE

    July 6 - 21, 2020 -  Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Milwaukee, WI
    An Introduction to Waldorf Human Development: Birth to 21
    Essentials of a Waldorf Kindergarten
    For information please contact Sandra at 414-299-3820 or admin@greatlakeswaldorf.org.
  • 2020 EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINING COURSES

    July 2020 - RUdolf Steiner Center,Thornhill, ON, Canada
    The Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto Part time Early Childhood Teacher programs start July 2020. Intake for these program is once every two years and this is the year that a new cohort starts in July. Part time EC programs include birth to seven (two years) and birth to three (one year). RSCT also offers a Full-time Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher program. In this full time one year program a new cohort starts each year in September. 
    For information please contact EC program director Jan Patterson at jpatterson@rsct.ca or 905-764-0934 or visit: www.rsct.ca for program details
  • Understanding Today’s Children

    July 6-10, 2020 - Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, BC, Canada
    Practical Therapeutic Applications for the Classroom with Laurie Clark, Louise deForest, Debbie Laurin, Angela Light and Wendalyn von Meyenfeldt.
    One week intensive course, open to all.
    For information/registration, visit www.westcoastinstitute.org
  • An Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education

    July 6 -10 2020 - the Early Childhood Teacher Education Center at Sophia’s Hearth, Keene NH
    An Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education with Heather Church, Michelle Prindle & Michelle Brooks – open to all.  
    For more infromation and registration go to www.sophiashearthteachers.org or contact us at info@sophiashearth.org, 603-357-3755

  • 2020 WALDORF 100 CONFERENCE

    Postponed to June 2021 - Chicago Waldorf School, Chicago, IL
    Learn to Change the World - The conference is the culmination of the year-long festivities celebrating 100 years of Waldorf education worldwide.
    Keynote speakers Orland Bishop, Monique Marshall, Florian Osswald
    AWSNA, WECAN and APWE invite you and your colleagues to join us in celebrating our past and planning for the future.
    For more information, contact Connie Stokes cstokes@awsna.org

Other Events of Interest

  • Working Constitutionally with Children

    September 2019 - Spring 2021 
    PAAM is offering a two-year series of live video webinars. Participation in year one is required in order to participate in year two. The course will be taught by PAAM Education Director Adam Blanning, MD. This webinar course will work through foundational anthroposophic insights into child growth and development through the lens of the constitutional polarities, as presented by Rudolf Steiner. 
    Pre-requisite training is required.
    For more information click here.
  • For Your Health: Three free webinars

    What to do when your child has an earache, November 13, 2019, 8:30-9:30pm EST 
    Finding inner rest in an anxious world, January 15, 2020, 8:30-9:30pm EST 
    Hints for a healthy diet and balanced digestion, March 11, 2020, 8:30-9:30pm EST
    Sessions will be recorded for registrants who are not able to participate in the live sessions.
    co-sponsored by AAMTA and Friends of PAAM
    Open to all! Parents and teachers are welcome! To register click here.
  • Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices ~ Spring Weekend Retreat 

    April 11 & 18, 2020 - Star Dance Farm by Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Developmental hand gesture, loving touch, and movement plays, music, anthroposophy, self-care, handwork and Spacial Dynamics® providing incarnational support for healthy early childhood and supporting the well being of the educator, parents, and children. 
    For more information contact:  lynnstpierre77@gmail.com
  • Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices ~ Summer Week Long Retreat

    June 28 - July 3, 2020   Star Dance Farm, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Keynote Speaker - Cynthia Aldinger - Resiliency:  Rebuilding, Rejuvenating, Reigniting, Re-joy-sing!
    Immersion in developmental hand gesture, loving touch, and movement plays, anthroposophy, self-care, handwork and Spacial Dynamics® providing incarnational support for healthy early childhood and supporting the well being of the educator, parents, and children. Stand alone retreat or part of a 2-year program.  
    For more information contact: lynnstpierre77@gmail.com
  • Elemental Awakening ~ Nature Spirits in Story and Puppetry Arts

    July 23 - 28 2020, Hawthorne Valley, NY
    Please join us as we honor our living earth with gifts of the creative soul. We will explore the healing of nature and ourselves through the wisdom of story and the magic of puppetry arts.
    For more information contact Janene Ping at jping@hawthornevalleyschool.org 
  • Pathways to a Human Future: The Twelve Senses

    August 6-10, 2020- Threefold Education Foundation, Spring Valley, NY
    To address the trauma and unrest of our time, we must be in authentic relationship to those around us. The care and development of the senses is crucial for the capacity to experience real compassion and to live in service to the world.
    For more information click here or contact: 12senses@threefold.org 

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