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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 15, 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 15, 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

Three Years Part-Time
Entry Every Year
Next Intake Summer 2022
Application Deadline May 15th, 2022

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

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.

 

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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

The West Coast Institute, located in British Columbia, Canada, offers differing courses and workshops each summer for Waldorf teachers, and anyone who wishes to learn more about Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education.

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

Our courses and workshops for summer 2021 have already happened. Please subscribe to our email list (below left) for information about next summer’s offerings


Events Upcoming in 2022


Water Works Summer Camp for Families
a place to be with your kids

An exploration of art, science and nature

with Herb Walsh

Dates in 2022 to be decided; please fill out the Interest form to be notified.

Live online workshop, open to all.

Herb will guide families and individuals in the observation of the world of water science through a mixture of online presentations, home-based experiments and field trips into nature in our own neighborhoods.

 

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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

Lisa Masterson
grades@westcoastinstitute.org
949-220-3193

Administration

Barbarah Nicoll
admin@westcoastinstitute.org
604-740-0539

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West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

Email: info(at)westcoastinstitute.org
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