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

Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

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.


Lisa Miccio teaches kindergarten at The Waldorf School of Garden City. Prior to joining the Garden City faculty in 2017, she was on the faculty of Green Meadow Waldorf School for a dozen years; while at Green Meadow, she taught kindergarten and parent and child classes, served as a co-chair of the early childhood section, director of early childhood admissions and family programs, and a member of the Collegium, the Collegium Committee and the Board of Trustees. During her 2016-17 sabbatical, she taught and and mentored in the Kathmandu Waldorf Kindergarten in Nepal, led teacher training workshops in Florence, SC, and mentored Sunbridge teacher trainees in four regional Waldorf schools. Lisa’s teaching experience also includes teaching at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School and Dayspring Community School. 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.


Your course also includes puppetry with Motria Shuhan of Acorn Waldorf School.


Students who took this course previously had this to say:

~ Lisa is one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever come into contact with.

~ 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.

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

~ Lisa is amazing. I want to provide some constructive criticism, but I just have nothing to offer.

~ I have never met a teacher who in five days would be able to change a group of strangers in such a profound way.

~ The entire course was so nourishing and fulfilling. It gave me more than I ever expected.

~ This course was fantastic! 

~ I can’t pinpoint a highlight because it was all so perfectly planned and delivered.

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

~ This course was a blessing. I will be becoming a lead this year. Not only am I walking away with tools in my pocket, but with a growth and awareness in myself that I was not expecting.

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

~ I am beyond grateful.


Course Schedule
Sunday, June 24: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First session runs from 7-9pm
Monday, June 25-Thursday, June 28: Classes begin each day  8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with time for lunch and short mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.
Friday, June 29: Classes begin 8-8:30am and end between 12-1pm, with a mid-morning break.

Course Fee
$855 (includes all materials and non-refundable $80 registration fee)

Discount Options
10% discounts on subsequent registrations (of equal or lesser value) will automatically appear on your registration form when you select more than one title. (Exception: Waldorf Weekend, which offers an $80 discount when selected as a subsequent registration.)

Currently enrolled Sunbridge program students receive a 30% discount and Sunbridge program graduates receive a 15% discount (not to be combined with any other offering). Discount instructions will appear on the registration form after you answer questions about your Sunbridge background in the Participant Profile section. (Account must be in good standing.) 

Schools registering 11 participants for any combination of 2,3 and/or 5-day offerings will be rebated one tuition of the least expensive offering. (Rebate to be issued in August.)




Contact Penelope-Myles Voss, Admissions, Alumni, and Summer Coordinator, at or 845-425-0055 x20


Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary. See registration form for refund policy.


Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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