Courses and Events at WECAN Schools and Institutes

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  • Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

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    June 30-July 19, 2019 - Sunrise Waldorf School, British Columbia, Canada
    July session in Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring in North Vancouver, BC
    2 year part time program – 5 weeks each year. 3 weeks in July, 1 week in fall and spring with additional mentoring, observation and practicums.
    For more information and to apply click here.
  • Mentoring: Transforming Ourselves to Meet the Other

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    June 30-July 5, 2019 - Sunrise Waldorf School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    This week-long deepening, open to experienced EC teachers, will explore the art of mentoring through a variety of approaches. This will be especially helpful for those who are, or want to be, mentoring in their own schools and in the wider movement. With Louise deForest, Heather Church and Wendalyn von Meyenfeldt.
    For more information and to register click here.
  • Child Development 1

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    July 1-5, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    We will explore the profound human capacities and the sensitive processes that blossom forth in the first three years and will learn how best to support the developmental process of very young children. Taught by Susan Weber, Jane Swain, Janene Ping, Kim Snyder-Vine.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • Creating and Strengthening Parent Child Work in Your Community

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    July 8-10, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    We will build a background for this work, including exploration of the essential aspects of these classes for families, the content and rhythm for a group, the needs of different developmental stages, and an introduction to the needs of parents of young children. Taught by Susan Weber, Nancy Macalaster and Katherine Scharff.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • Child Development 2

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    July 8-12, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    The week focuses on the development of the child’s emerging self and social capacities between two and four years, conflict in two and three year olds, sensory development as a foundation of social competence,  the primitive reflexes, and the development of the child’s hand. Taught by Susan Weber, Jane Swain, Katherine Scharff, Michelle Prindle.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • An Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education

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    July 8-12, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    Join a week long exploration of the inner and outer artistic and practical activities of a Waldorf teacher. Taught by Heather Church and Michelle Prindle.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • Fairy Tales and Silk Marionettes for the Young Child

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    July 8-12, 2019 - Waldorf School of San Diego, San Diego, CA
    Fairytales offer young children a venue for exploring and understanding their environments. There is wisdom hidden in fairytales and contain powerful images to prevent soul impoverishment as well as provide a path for healing.  This course will explore these ideas through discussions, presentations, and performance. With Rena Osmer.
    For more information and to register click here

     

  • Summer Intensive Program

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    July 8-26, 2019 - Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Milwaukee, WI
    Professional development or begin your teacher training. Master’s degree optional. Child Development & Child Study, Preparing Children for First Grade, Artistic Work III 
    For more information and to register click here or contact Sandra Martin at admin@greatlakeswaldorf.org - 414 299 3820

     

  • The Unexpected Gifts of the Mystery Children

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    July 14-19, 2019 - Sunrise Waldorf School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    Please join all three of these curative educators, whose 70 + years of combined experience, will provide the opportunity for a week of insights into, and useful ‘tools’ for, our work with the mystery children of our time. With Adola McWilliam, Marjorie Rehbach & Robin Laskowski
    For more information and to register click here

     

  • WORKING WITH PARENTS

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    July 19-21, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY    
    Developing and sustaining healthy teacher-parent relationships, with Melissa Merkling of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School   
    For more information or to register, click here.     
  • Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education

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    July 22-26, 2019 - Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, Ontario, CA 
    In this week-long immersion into the world of early childhood, you will experience hands-on lessons in circle, handwork, story and puppetry. You will be introduced to child development from birth to seven, inner development of the educator, and the essentials of Waldorf Education for the young child. 
    For more information or to register, click here.    
  • COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP

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    July 22-26, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY    
    Personalized strategies for becoming a more effective member of your leadership team, with Joachim Ziegler of MIRA Companions for Development and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler of Sunbridge Institute
    For more information or to register, click here.    
  • 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 contact: katherine@sophiashearth.org.
  • 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

  • Early Childhood: Working to Create Healthy Movement

    July 15-18, 2019 - Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Circle work, movement journeys, songs, games, and whole-child development. Enriching the Early Childhood environment for developmental growth and sensory nourishment with Betty Jane Enno. Sponsored by the Association for Healing Education (AHE)
    For more information click here.
    Questions? Contact Connie Helms: registrar@healingeducation.org
  • West Coast Collaborative Puppetry and Storytelling Arts Conference

    July 25-30, 2019 - at Olympia Waldorf School, Olympia, WA
    This gathering in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is for anyone interested in lighting the fires of imagination and strengthening the heart, through storytelling and puppetry. Workshop leaders include: Janene Ping with color and light puppetry, Jennifer Aguirre with artful pocket apron puppetry (on strings, fingers and hands!), and Susan Strauss, eurythmist and professional storyteller. We will also enjoy several shared performances from participants!
    For more information click here.
     
  • Meeting the Needs of ALL Children Through Waldorf Practice

    August 4-9, 2019 - White Feather Ranch, Placerville, CA
    with Katherine Lehman and Lakshmi Prasanna
    For further information click here or contact lehman.katherinedu@gmail.com.
  • Ways of Being with Oneself and with Children, An Atmosphere of Joy

    August 12-16, 2019 - Serra Retreat, Malibu, CA
    Discover new ways of being with yourself and with children through playful experiments with Ute Strub. Sponsored by Pikler USA.
    For more information click here.
  • 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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