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Summer Courses & Workshops

Summer courses and workshops are held at the Sunrise Waldorf School on Vancouver Island, in beautiful scenic British Columbia, Canada, or Online via Zoom

Enriching the Soul
of the Caregiver and the Child

June 30 to July 5, 2024

at Sunrise Waldorf School in Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Opening Sunday at 3:00 pm
Daily schedule 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

with Anna Rainville, Dorota Ignaszewska and Ko Hawkes

Registration Fee: $25 CDN (non-refundable)
Tuition: $650 CDN
Includes handwork supplies

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Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training Auditing Options

We are opening some of our Early Childhood Educator Training courses to auditors. Auditing is open to all current Waldorf class teachers and those enrolled in a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator training.

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Waldorf Birth to Three Educator Training

14 Months Part-Time
Entry Every Two Years
Next Intake Summer 2025

This is a 14 month, birth to three focused option of the part-time Waldorf Early Childhood Program. It runs for eight weeks over 14 months, comprised of three weeks in two summers (July) and a week in November and February of the first year.

Throughout this time, studies in Anthroposophy and Waldorf early childhood principles are interwoven with artistic and practical subjects. This provides the opportunity to polish your star as well as earn a Birth to Three Waldorf Early Childhood Teaching Certificate.

 

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Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

Two Years Part-Time
Entry Every Two Years
Next Intake Summer 2025

This is a part-time program of 5 weeks per year over 2 years comprised of 3 weeks in July and a week in November and February each successive year.

Throughout the two years, studies in Anthroposophy and Waldorf early childhood principles are interwoven with artistic and practical subjects. This provides the opportunity to polish your star as well as earn a Waldorf Early Childhood Teaching Certificate, recognised by AWSNA, WECAN and IASWECE.

 

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Land Acknowledgement

The West Coast Institute acknowledges that we live and gather on the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa, Syilx (Okanagan), Sinixt Peoples, Coast Salish Peoples, the Quw’utsun (Cowichan) Tribes, the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

West Coast Institute is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive learning environment to welcome, celebrate, and understand differences. Integral to social justice, WCI embraces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a pathway to address existing implicit and explicit biases. It is an ongoing process of personal growth and respect for the dignity and individuality of each person. Anti-bias work is essential to create a healthy social life based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner and current research. We understand that a truly humanized education founded on the individuality of each person and the universal spirit living within every human being is integral to healing and for lives filled with purpose and meaning.

The West Coast Institute’s Purpose

  • To serve as a Waldorf teacher training institute that provides programs and courses for individuals who wish to learn more about anthroposophy as described by the founder, Rudolf Steiner.
  • To serve the world out of an anthroposophical understanding, specifically with Waldorf Teacher Training and other adult educational activities.
  • To offer personal as well as community development in social, artistic, and academic realms including research and publication.
  • To offer consulting and/or advisory services to other anthroposophical and related institutions within the intentions of the Society.

The West Coast Institute (WCI) is registered with the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Private Training Institutes Branch (PTIB).

Our certificates are accepted by the BC Ministry of Education, Independent Schools Branch (ISB); the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA); the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWEC)

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Waldorf Early Childhood Program Directors

Ruth Ker: ece@westcoastinstitute.org
Debbie Laurin: debbielaurin@westcoastinstitute.org

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West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

Email: info(at)westcoastinstitute.org
Tel: 604-740-0539