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Forest Kindergarten Through the Year: Breathing Through Rhythms and Practices – Hands-On Practice

Friday, April 28, 2023 - Saturday, April 29, 2023

An in-person professional development workshop for early childhood educators to explore specific opportunities and solutions for creating a Forest Program for young children

In this practical, hands-on event we will share and discuss topics that include:

  • Identifying the opportunities of your outdoor space
  • Designing a daily rhythm for a Forest Kindergarten, including rest time
  • Clothing, gear, food, and shelter possibilities
  • Circle time, puppetry, and handwork in the forest
  • Communicating and partnering with parents

Opportunities for community learning will include small group activities, spending time in a working forest classroom, and lots of Q&A.

Note: Attendance at our online March 3rd-4th workshop, Forest Kindergarten Through the Year: Breathing Through Rhythms and Practices — Theory and Conversation, is recommended, but not required, for attendance at this in-person workshop.

Facilitator

Motria Shuhan is the founder/director of Acorn Waldorf School, a full WECAN member in Accord, NY, where she serves as lead teacher in the Oaks Mixed Age Kindergarten. Prior to Founding AWS, she spent nine formative years at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, working in the nursery and kindergarten and serving as pedagogical chair for three years. Motria also serves as a mentor and educator in Sunbridge’s Early Childhood Teacher Education program and an instructor in our Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education Summer Series course. With a special interest in the art of puppetry, Motria has staged shows for conferences, festivals, and other community events. She completed a three-year Advanced Therapeutic Course for Early Childhood Educators in Denver and her Waldorf Early Childhood training at Sunbridge College.

 

Schedule

Friday, April 28: 7pm-8:30pm
Saturday, April 29: 9am-5pm, including time for breaks and lunch

Cost

$365 includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, and a $25 non-refundable registration fee

Online registration is available through end of day Tuesday, April 25. If you haven’t registered by then and still wish to attend, walk-in registrations will be accepted, space permitting, at the walk-in cost of $380. Check this page to ensure spaces remain before arriving for walk-in registration.

Housing/Meals

Campus housing is reserved directly through Threefold Educational CenterThreefold Cafe will have food available for purchase Friday evening before the workshop begins.

Read more about local housing and dining options while visiting Sunbridge.

Discounts

  • 15% off for schools sending two or more registrants
  • 15% off for Sunbridge program graduates
  • 25% off for payment made in Canadian dollars
  • Total cost for current Sunbridge program students in good standing: $40

Discount codes will appear on your registration form. Other than CAD, discounts may not be combined.

Questions?
Please contact Barbara Vitale, admissions and summer coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20

Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.

Details

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Friday, April 28, 2023
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Saturday, April 29, 2023
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Venue

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

Details

Start:
Friday, April 28, 2023
End:
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
,

Venue

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