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Summer 2021 Update: Join us Online This Summer

The summer training sessions and intensive summer courses are usually held at the Sunrise Waldorf School on Vancouver Island, in beautiful scenic British Columbia, Canada. Due to covid restrictions our trainings and courses will be held online this summer. 

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Waldorf Birth to Three Educator Training

14 Months Part-Time
Entry Every Two Years
Next Intake Summer 2021
Application Deadline May 15, 2021

This is a 14 month, birth to three focused option of the part-time 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. Due to covid restrictions, our July 2021 session will be online.

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 2021
Application Deadline May 15, 2021

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. Due to covid restrictions, our July 2021 session will be online.

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 2021
Application Deadline May 15, 2021

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. Due to covid restrictions, our July 2021 session will be online.

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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Summer Courses

The West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy, located in British Columbia, Canada, offers differing Courses each summer for Waldorf teachers and others. Due to covid restrictions, our courses will be online this summer.

Water Works Summer Camp for Families

a place to be with your kids

An exploration of art, science and nature

July 26 to 30, 2021

with Herb Walsh

Herb will guide families and individuals in the observation of the world of water science through online explorations and home-based field trips into nature. Participants will be invited to play with clay by modelling the movement observed in water. A scavenger hunt will discover the growth stages of a plant, which will also be modelled with an inner search for form that invites the participants to create their own forms along the way. Participants will finish with engraving personal petroglyphs to record a part of our journey through this study of nature.

Please fill out our Interest Form so we can design this course to meet your needs. The form will close on April 30th.

 

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Waldorf Without Boundaries

A workshop for homeschooling parents

June or July, depending on survey results

with Kim Hunter and Diane Walters

Are you a homeschooling parent or thinking about homeschooling your child? Have you come across the Waldorf approach to education and wonder where to start? We want to hear from you!

The West Coast Institute has opened its virtual doors to parents who wish to know more about Waldorf Education and incorporate it into a homeschooling program.

Please fill out this survey to create the course geared to meet YOUR needs and share with others to co-create a deeply inspiring and enlightening workshop. For filling out this survey we will gift you two articles, one from each of us, in appreciation of your time! This survey will close on April 30th.

 

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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 (IASWECE).

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Early Childhood Program Director

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

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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