Nurturing the Roots: A Three-Year Advanced Therapeutic Course for Early Childhood Educators
July 19 @ 6:00 pm - July 24 @ 12:00 pm$650
with Nancy Blanning, Laurie Clark, Lynn St. Pierre,
Dr. Adam Blanning and other guest faculty
There are many children in the classroom today who are calling for our extra consciousness and guidance. Their incarnation process is challenged. This may be expressed as disruption, aggression, or strong sensory-seeking behaviors, but is really an expression of how difficult it is for them to find a comfortable home in the body, or a harmonious interaction with the world around them. This course is designed to provide both practical tools for pedagogical and developmental assessment of the individual child, and provide the necessary supports in order to meet the child’s needs. The course will work through the important milestones of physical development and will examine the changing spiritual physiology of the child from pre-earthly experiences through age nine. This course is designed as an advanced professional development experience for experienced Waldorf early childhood education teachers. The course comprises three week-long July summer conferences (Sunday evening through Friday noon), complemented by two January four-and-a-half day workshops (Thursday evening through Monday noon). The summer weeks will be devoted to instruction in child observation, hygienic circle movement, constitutional polarities, and developmental assessments for the kindergarten, first grade and second grade child.
The winter workshops will focus more on practical implementation of these topics in the classroom setting.
A letter of application is required for admission to the program and a certificate of completion will be given at the conclusion of the full course. Those working for the certificate will have homework assignments to complete in child observation and study, movement work, classroom plans, and plans for individual children.
Additional information about the course can be found at www.NurturingTheRoots.com