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Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education: An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery / Kindergarten

Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

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Summer Series 2017 course with instructor Lisa Miccio of Green Meadow Waldorf School

Open to everyone, including current and prospective early childhood educators, parents, grandparents, and caregivers

Join us for a wondrous journey! In this comprehensive course, you’ll explore the essential elements of Waldorf early childhood education. Through the guidance of a highly experienced Waldorf early childhood educator, you’ll delve into child development; learn about rhythms, transitions, and the cycle of the year; explore the importance of play; examine the inner development of the teacher; experience circle time activities and lessons in handwork, art, and movement; go though an early childhood student’s morning routine; and develop a true practical understanding of Waldorf early childhood education. A perennial Sunbridge summer favorite, this rich and extensive course has launched many early childhood careers.

Instructor

Lisa Miccio has taught kindergarten and parent and child classes, served as a co-chair of the early childhood section, been the Director of Early Childhood Admissions and Family Programs, and a member of the Collegium, the Collegium Committee and the Board of Trustees at Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY). Presently on sabbatical from Green Meadow, Lisa is teaching and mentoring in the Kathmandu Waldorf Kindergarten in Nepal, leading teacher training workshops in Florence, SC, and mentoring Sunbridge teacher trainees in four regional Waldorf schools. Following her sabbatical she will join the early childhood faculty at The Waldorf School of Garden City (NY) as a kindergarten teacher. Lisa has been in education for over 21 years, with 16 years experience as a Waldorf early childhood educator. In addition to her 11 years as a member of the Green Meadow faculty, Lisa’s experience includes teaching at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School (NY) and Dayspring Community School (Waldorf) (NY). She also sits on the Sunbridge Board of Trustees. Lisa holds a BA in English from the College of Charleston, an MS in Elementary Education from CW Post, Long Island University, and an MS in Waldorf Education from Sunbridge College.. Lisa has been in education for over 21 years, with 16 years experience as a Waldorf early childhood educator. In addition to her 11 years as a member of the Green Meadow faculty, her experience includes teaching at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School (NY) and Dayspring Community School (NY). Lisa holds a BA in English from the College of Charleston; an MS in Elementary Education from CW Post, Long Island University; and an MS in Waldorf Education from Sunbridge College.

Students who took this course with Lisa in 2016 had this to say:

Amazing. This is one of the best courses I’ve taken in my life.

~ Lisa’s just wonderful. Her way of guiding a group is so inspiring, as is her attention to detail and her respect for each individual experience.

~ This course was more than I might have hoped for. Having us go through a morning as children would was most helpful. Having such dedicated, knowledgeable and caring instructors made such a difference.

~ An amazing mix of hands-on experience, interactive group work, and lecture content.

~ Lisa brought Waldorf to life for me and gave me so many tools to use in my classroom.

~ This course was a very gratifying and informative experience. I found the grounding of the more esoteric material in real life experiences extremely helpful. 

~ Lisa has a beautiful presence and she models so well what we all aspire to.

~ This course was fantastic! 

 

Schedule
Sunday, June 25: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First session runs 7-9pm

Monday, June 26-Thursday, June 29: Classes begin each day by 8:30am and run through 5:30pm, with an hour for lunch and short breaks for morning and afternoon snacks.

Friday, June 30: Classes begin by 8:30am and end between 12-1pm, with a short mid-morning break.

 

Fee
$825 (includes all materials and non-refundable $75 registration fee). Discounts may apply; see registration form for details. This course usually sells out. Early registration is recommended.

 

Questions?
Contact our Admissions & Summer Series Coordinator at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20

 

Register

 

Sunbridge Institute reserves the right to cancel any offering at any time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, he or she will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee.  Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.

Details

Start:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End:
Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
Phone:
845-425-0055