Courses and Events at WECAN Schools and Institutes

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  • WECAN Birth toThree Conference

    October 4-6, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH
    The Birth to Three Working Group is excited to be offering the first WECAN Birth to Three Conference which will take place this fall in collaboration with Sophia’s Hearth Family Center and Pikler Loczy USA. This is a conference for those working with children from birth to three. 
    Keynote speakers: Susan Weber Jane Swain, Katherine Scharff and Debbie Laurin, will each bring depth and understanding to the care of the young child through the eyes of Rudolf Steiner and the Research of Emmi Pikler. 
    For more information and to register click here. You may also contact katherine@sophiashearth.org for further questions.
  • 2019 Teachers Conference:  "Addressing Sensory Development in the School-Age Child"

    November 8-9, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY.  
    2019 Teachers Conference:  "Addressing Sensory Development in the School-Age Child: Approaching the Twelve Senses as an Essential Tool for Teachers." Keynote speaker: Adam Blanning, MD. For educators and anyone interested in children and Waldorf Education. 
    For more information, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu / 845-425-0055 x20.  
  • Waldorf Weekend

    January 24-25, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
    Experiential workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education from early childhood through high school.
    For more information, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu / 845-425-0055 x20.  
  • Next WECAN East Coast Early Childhood Educators Conference

    February 7- 9, 2020 -  Green Meadow Waldorf School, Spring Valley, NY    
    with Lisa Romero on The Art of Educating - Individuality and Community.
    More information to follow.
  • Next WECAN Pacific Northwest Early Childhood Educators Conference

    February 14-16, 2020 - Cedarwood Waldorf School, Portland, OR
    Keynote speaker Dr. Adam Blanning
    More information to follow.
  • 2020 WALDORF 100 CONFERENCE

    Learn to Change the World
    June 22-26, 2020 - Chicago Waldorf School, Chicago, IL
    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.
  • Self-Initiated Motor Development

    October 21-25, 2019 - Pepperdine University Graduate Campus, Los Angeles, CA
    Participants of this seminar can explore the intact, natural process of motor development, which can only be observed if we do not directly intervene in movement. Led by Hungarian faculty Dr. Gabriella Püspöki, former Director of the Pikler Institute, Szilvia Papp and Elsa Chahin. Sponsored by Pikler USA.
    For more information click here.
  • The Shared Experience of Observation 

    October 26, 2019 - Pepperdine University Graduate Campus, Los Angeles, CA
    Observation is a key element to improve children’s well-being. PLUSA’s 2019 Conference will focus on the praxis of Piklerian observation of infants and toddlers. Led by 4 Pickler experts joined by Hungarian colleagues Dr. Peter Mangione, and Professor Oleg Palmov. Sponsored by Pikler USA.
    For more information click here.
  • Observation

    October 28-Nov 1, 2019 - Pepperdine University Graduate Campus, Los Angeles, CA
    Observation is the key to understanding infant and toddler needs and behavior. During this seminar, you will learn about the methodology for observation, and you will practice and grow your own skills. Led by Hungarian faculty from the Pikler® House in Budapest, Judit Kelemen, Dr. Eszter Mózes and Elsa Chahin. Sponsored by Pikler USA.
    For more information click here.

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