Nurturing the Roots: A Three-Year Advanced Therapeutic Course for Early Childhood Educators

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Date(s) - 10/07/2022 - 16/07/2022
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm


First session Sunday evening, July 10th to Friday noon, July 15th, 2022

Denver, Colorado


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 certificate of completion will be given at the conclusion of the full course. Those working for the certificate will have homework to complete in child observation and study, movement work, classroom plans, and plans for individual children.

A letter of application is required for admission to the program, which consists of the three questions:

  • What is your background in Waldorf early childhood education?
  • Do you have previous experience in therapeutic movement or other modalities?
  • What are you hoping to gain from the course?

We suggestion writing this information out ahead of time on your computer and then simply pasting it into the boxes which follow those questions on the registration form​ (the boxes look small, but they will actually hold a lot of text in them).We need this information to make sure that the course is a good fit for you.

The faculty will review each application and respond. Payment should be completed once you have been accepted into the program. The cost for the July 2022 session is $675 ($575 tuition, plus a non-refundable $100 deposit towards the final July 2024 session).

You can find more information about the course as a whole at

When you are ready to make payment, you can make your check out to “DCAT” and send to:

Dr. Adam Blanning

840 26th Street

Denver, CO 80205

You can also pay with Venmo, @Adam-Blanning, or contact us if your school needs to pay with a credit card.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working together!


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Tuition for Summer 2022 Session--includes a $100 non-refundable deposit which will be applied to the summer 2024 session (session five).

840 26th Street Denver, CO 80205

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