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Waldorf Birth to Three Educator Training

14 Months Part-Time
Entry Every Two Years
Cohort Begins Summer 2023
Application Deadline May 15th, 2023

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 2023
Application Deadline May 15th, 2023

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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Waldorf Grades Teacher Training

Two and a Half Years* Part-Time
Entry Every Year
Next Intake Summer 2023
Application Deadline May 15th, 2023

This is a part time program over 2.5 years*, comprised of 3 weeks in July for 3 years and a week in November and February for 2 years.

Throughout the program, studies in Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education are interwoven with artistic and practical subjects. Emphasis will be on understanding all aspects of child development, the unfolding of the Grades 1 through 8 curriculums, and practical experiences in the classroom.

* Program duration change from 3 to 2.5 years pending approval from PTIB

 

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February Early Childhood Course

The Unexpected Gifts of the Mystery Children

with Laurie Clark

February 20th to February 24th
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

In-person at the Vancouver Waldorf School

Ten therapeutic classes and five one-hour classes of eurythmy.

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This February at Your School!

The Art of Teaching

Rethinking Waldorf Curricula: A Structure for Renewal

February 24th
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pacific Time

VIRTUAL Keynote & Plenary
IN-PERSON DISCUSSION with your own colleagues
ONSITE Social Land Art Activity at your school or centre

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West Coast Institute is proud to present a professional development workshop that brings the best of virtual accessibility, and the irreplaceable experiential in-person learning with colleagues.

Join together, in person, with your faculty and/or sub regional or regional colleagues to explore Martyn Rawson’s generative ideas around Waldorf pedagogy, participate in a social land art experience, and close with a harvest of Waldorf pedagogy from a renewed lens.

“The Waldorf movement to date has not really internationally worked out what the nature and status of its curriculum is, pulled between fidelity to its origins myth and the need to offer an education that is relevant to the students’ culture…

We cannot keep adding new content (e.g. new science, history, literature, technologies, materials, sources of energy) to the already full curriculum. This prompts the question, what to leave out? Which tried and tested classic main lessons should we scrap? Therefore, we need an approach to curriculum development that makes change possible but doesn’t lose the essence of Waldorf education.”

– Rethinking Waldorf Curricula: An Ongoing Process, Kathy Bransby and Martyn Rawson

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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.

Please click here for more information and to register.

Summer Courses & Workshops

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

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The West Coast Institute Acknowledges

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.

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 Director

Ruth Ker
ece@westcoastinstitute.org
250-748-7791

Waldorf Grades Program Director

Rubeena Sandhu
grades@westcoastinstitute.org

Administration

Lotte Rauter-Driessen
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604-740-0539

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West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

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