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 through 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 and also sits on the Sunbridge Board of Trustees. Prior to joining the Garden City faculty in 2017, Lisa was on the faculty of Green Meadow Waldorf School for a dozen years; while there 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. Lisa’s teaching experience also includes working at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, Dayspring Community School and, during her 2016-17 sabbatical, teaching and mentoring in the Kathmandu (Nepal) Waldorf Kindergarten. She 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 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.
Your course also includes puppetry with Motria Shuhan of Acorn Waldorf School.
To learn more about the foundations of Waldorf Education, you may also be interested in our Waldorf Weekend. This introductory workshop begins the Friday evening immediately following the conclusion of your course and runs through Sunday afternoon.
Sunday, June 23: Optional campus tour: 5:30-6pm; registration: 6-7pm; orientation and your first class: 7-9pm
Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27: Classes begin each day at 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with time for lunch and short mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.
Friday, June 28: Classes begin 8-8:30am and end between 12-1pm, with a mid-morning break.
$890 includes all materials and non-refundable $80 registration fee
Three Discount Options (Choose One! Discounts may not be combined.)
1. Friends and Family (Personal Discount): Currently enrolled Sunbridge program students receive a 30% discount and Sunbridge program graduates receive a 15% discount off one or more registrations. Discount instructions will appear on your registration form after you answer questions about your Sunbridge background in the Participant Profile section. Accounts must be in good standing.
2. Take Two and Save (Personal Discount): 10% discounts on subsequent registrations (of equal or lesser value) will automatically appear on your registration form when selecting more than one title. (Exception: Waldorf Weekend, which offers an $85 discount when selected as a subsequent registration.)
3. Send More/Save More (School Discount): Schools paying for five or more registrations will receive discounts in increasing amounts.
Make 5 registrations, receive 5% off the total cost
Make 6 registrations, receive 6% off the total cost
Make 7 registrations, receive 7% off the total cost
Make 8 registrations, receive 8% off the total cost
Make 9 registrations, receive 9% off the total cost
Make 10 or more registrations, receive 10% off the total cost
NOTE: When choosing this option, please be sure to check off “Invoice my School” on your registration form. To qualify for the Send More/Save More discount, registrations must be made by June 14.
Please contact Barbara Vitale, admissions and summer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-425-0055 x20