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YOUR STAR CHILD – INSPIRATIONS FROM ANTHROPOSOPHY FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS

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Wednesday Evenings (June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2022) 5pm-6:15pm
Online.
Learn how to gently welcome your child into the world as a spiritual being, both before birth and in the first months of life. We will consider Rudolf Steiner’s picture of the path to birth, the spiritual makeup of the newborn, karma in the family, ways to sup-port your child as a unique individual, and how to bring an enriching earthly experience to your baby. Prepare to become a parent through Spacial Dynamics principles and exercises: moving to increase health and to support your changing body and changing life.
For more information and to register, please click here.

WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

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June 12-July 1, 2022, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
WECAN 2022 Early Childhood Educators Conference
New cohort enrolling in our 25-month low-residency, WECAN-approved teacher training program. Program directors: Nancy Blanning and Leslie Burchell-Fox, MSed. Financial aid available. Option available to apply Sunbridge studies toward earning a SUNY MEd or MALS with Waldorf concentration.
For more information, click here or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.

INTRODUCTION TO WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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June 19-24, 2022, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery / Kindergarten, with Lisa Miccio, Meggan Gill, Rie Seo, and Motria Shuhan. Presented virtually over Zoom.
For more information, click here or contact info@sunbridge.edu / 845-425-0055 x20.

BIRTH-TO-THREE CERTIFICATE

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New cohort starts June 27, 2022, Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH. In Person.
Our WECAN recognized certificate is an integrated program of study that provides a philosophical, practical, and artistic foundation for the care of young children and for supporting family life. Completed over 13 months with 8 in session weeks.
For more information, click here, details at sophiashearth.org.

BIRTH-TO-SEVEN CERTIFICATE

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New cohort starts June 27, 2022 , Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH. In Person.
Our 37-month certificate program includes the full Birth-to-Three certificate. Over 14 in session weeks our students work together through experiential activity, artistic development, practical classroom experience, reflective discussion, together with enlivening and stimulating presentations of content.
For more information, click here. Details at sophiashearth.org.

PARENT/CHILD WORK IN LIGHT OF CURRENT TIMES: THEORY AND PRACTICE

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June 27 – 30, 2022 , Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH. In Person.
This course is designed as an exploration of parent/caregiver/child work in the light of the shifts and changes taking place in our world currently. Faculty: Nancy Macalaster, Magdalena Toran, Michelle Brooks & Michelle Prindle. For more information, click here .  Details at sophiashearth.org.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1

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June 27 - July 1, 2022 , Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH. In Person.
A week of exploring the development of the child from the perspective of spirit, physical growth, and emotional life. Faculty: Katherine Scharff, Jane Swain, Michelle Brooks and Michelle Prindle.
For more information, Click here. Details at sophiashearth.org.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2

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July 4 – 8, 2022, Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH. In Person.
The week focuses on the development of the child’s emerging self and social capacities between two and four years. Faculty: Katherine Scharff, Jane Swain, Michelle Brooks and Robin Swain.
For more information, click here . Details at sophiashearth.org.

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER REJUVENATION

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July 5-8, 2022, Marin Waldorf School, San Rafael, CA.
The Bridge of Trust: Teachers and Parents Working Together
Join us this summer to discover and practice collaborative perspectives that rejuvenate our spirits. Morning presentations and discussions will embrace the challenges of boundary-making, communication, and diversity. There will be time for the arts—Spacial Dynamics, handwork, and singing games.
Anjum Mir, Anna Rainville, and Kate Hammond are the course faculty.
For more information and to register please click here.

FOREST KINDERGARTEN

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July 6 – 8, 2022, Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH. In Person.
Join us for 3 days of hands on activity and discussion on how to build an outdoor classroom and curriculum for the kindergarten child. Faculty: Carly Lynn, Sigrid D’Aleo.
For more information, click here. Details at sophiashearth.org.

SUMMER INTENSIVE FOR WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND GRADES TEACHER TRAINING

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July 5-July 22, 2022, Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Milwaukee, WI. Great Lakes Waldorf Institute is accepting applicants to our three-year, part-time early childhood and grades 1-8 Waldorf teaching certificate and master's degree programs, starting with our Summer Intensive in July. Weeks 1 and 2 will be virtual, with in-person training in week 3 in Milwaukee, WI. Classes require full-time immersion, both virtually and in person, with 8+ hours of active learning every Monday through Friday.
For further information on our courses and how to register, visit our website.
Great Lakes Waldorf Institute is committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

INTRODUCTION TO WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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July 11-15, 2022 , Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH. In Person.
A weeklong exploration of the inner and outer artistic and practical activities of a Waldorf teacher working in Waldorf nursery-kindergartens, home care programs, childcare centers, parent-child programs, and other settings. Faculty: Kris Hughes, Michelle Brooks, Marjorie Rehbach.
For more information, click here. Details at sophiashearth.org.

SUMMER INTENSIVE BIRTH TO THREE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE PIKLER® PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH

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July 16-22, 2022, West Coast Institute, Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC.
Summer Intensive Birth to Three Completion Certificate and Introduction to the Pikler® Pedagogical Approach: Engaging with infants and toddlers through respectful and peaceful care With Pikler® USA President Elsa Chahin, and WCI Faculty and Pikler® USA Scientific co-chair, Dr. Debbie Laurin. For further information and to register, please visit our website if you have questions please contact Ruth Ker ece@westcoastinstitute.org.

ENLIVENING SPEECH

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Starts July 18, 2022 - Whidbey Island, Langley, WA
Sound Circle Speech Training is offering a 13 month pedagogical speech certificate program which also serves as the first step toward a full speech training.
Working with one’s own speaking can be a powerful path of self development.
To a trained ear, the spoken word reveals the inner, wisdom-filled soul life of the speaker. Speech carries a spiritual potency that moves both the speaker and the listener. When our speech becomes a blessing, we too are blessed.
For more information click here.

INTRODUCTION TO WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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July 24-29, 2022, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery / Kindergarten, with Lisa Miccio, Meggan Gill, and Motria Shuhan. Presented in-person.
For more information, click here or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.

WALDORF BIRTH TO THREE EDUCATOR TRAINING

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New cohort begins summer 2023, West Coast Institute, Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC.
This is a 14 month, birth to three focused option of the part-time Early Childhood Program. It runs for eight weeks over 14 months, comprised of three weeks in two summers (July) and a week in November and February of the first year. Summer sessions are held in Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall and spring sessions are held in North Vancouver, BC. For further information and to apply, please visit our website; if you have questions please contact Ruth Ker ece@westcoastinstitute.org.

WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR TRAINING

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New cohort begins summer 2023, West Coast Institute, Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC.
This is a part-time program of 5 weeks per year over 2 years comprised of 3 weeks in July and a week in November and February each successive year. Summer sessions are held in Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall and spring sessions are held in North Vancouver, BC. For further information and to apply, please visit our website; if you have questions please contact Ruth Ker ece@westcoastinstitute.org.

FOUNDATIONS OF THE FIRST THREE YEARS

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Exclusively online - This course will cover childhood development from birth to three years. The program will include: seven hours of online meetings each month (September-May) and one hour of monthly mentoring with an experienced Waldorf early childhood educator. New cohort starts September 23, 2022.
For more information click here or visit sophiashearthteacher.org to learn more.

Other Events of Interest

BIRTH TO THREE CONFERENCE - “I FEEL GOOD IN YOUR EYES”

Dignity of the Child

June 15-18, 2022, Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland
WECAN 2022 Early Childhood Educators Conference 
For more information click here.

World Association of Puppetry and Storytelling Arts Summer Conference

July 28 - 31 Live at Hawthorne Valley, Harlemville N.Y. or streaming virtually to the comfort of your home.
WISDOM, WONDER, AND ENCHANTMENT ~ featuring a festival of puppet performances, workshops, and keynote presentations! For more information contact Stephanie@adminservice.com

LIFEWAYS EARLY CHILDHOOD FUNDAMENTALS COURSE

5-day retreat in August 2022, then online for the school year
Are you a new assistant or regular substitute, yet have no training or background in the work? Or perhaps you have been out of the field for a while and could use a refresher. 
We want to help you find the ground beneath your feet so that you can grow in confidence! The Fundamentals course offers a 5-day in-person retreat in your choice of Utah or WI in August 2022, followed by 50 hours of online content!
Find the Fundamentals Course details here.

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