This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.
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 highly experienced Waldorf early childhood educators 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, lessons in handwork, art, and movement, and the essentials of a morning in a Waldorf early childhood setting; 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 (lead) teaches kindergarten at The Waldorf School of Garden City. She also chairs her school’s DEIJ committee and 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. 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 was 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.
Your course also includes artistic activities with Waldorf early childhood educators Motria Shuhan of Acorn Waldorf School, Meggan Gill of City of Lakes Waldorf School, and Rie Seo of The Waldorf School of Garden City.
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.
This course takes place June 20-25 in a synchronous online classroom
Sunday evening: 7-7:30pm technical check-in; first session starts promptly at 7:30 and ends at 9
Monday-Thursday: About 4.25 hours of formal instruction delivered between 10-4:30
Friday morning: Last session runs 10-12
ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN (NY) TIME ZONE
NOTE: Additional (optional) sessions may take place late afternoons/evenings.
$570 includes online resources and a $25 non-refundable deposit. See main summer page for discount options.
NOTE: Participants will be expected to procure some materials to use during their course. A materials list will be sent out three weeks prior to your course start date.
Please contact Barbara Vitale, admissions and summer coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20