An essential professional development course for currently practicing and/or experienced Waldorf early childhood educators
Storytelling is vital sustenance for the young child. How can the eloquence and integrity of our words and imagination work together to make our stories potent, enlivening, and worthy of the children in our care? How can the wise, age-old ways of storytelling best serve life in the classroom, as well as at home?
Through an experience brimming with music and movement, you will be given many opportunities to develop creative insight, skill, and courage to become more fully the storyteller that children today need and to make this uniquely human activity as nourishing, healing, and meaningful as possible for all.
Through instruction and time for practice, you and your colleagues will learn how to:
- Weave stories to help children navigate small and large challenges
- Develop plot lines and characters
- Attune your intuition and imagination to the needs of the children
- Strengthen your voice and creative courage to meet the moment
- Inspire parents to become storytellers at home
Nancy Mellon, MA, is an elder in the global storytelling renaissance. A psychotherapist, mentor, and author (Storytelling with Children, Storytelling and the Art of Imagination, Body Eloquence), for thirty years she has awakened the goodness, truth, and beauty of the spoken and written word. Nancy explores and teaches widely in the US and abroad, following the path of storytelling deep into the physiological processes of the human body and pioneering new awareness of the relationship between language, imagination, and well-being. She has been connected with the Waldorf movement since 1976.
Sunday: 5:30-6:30pm registration; 6:30-7pm optional campus tour; 7pm opening session/first class.
Monday-Thursday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with times for break and lunch. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Community-wide evening events are offered weekly.
Friday: Classes end early afternoon.
$750 (includes all materials and non-refundable $50 registration fee)
Registration: Click here to 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.