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The West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy, located in British Columbia, Canada, offers a 2.5-year*, part time Waldorf Grades Teacher Training, a 2-year, part time Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training with a 14 month, part time Birth to Three option, and differing courses and workshops each summer for Waldorf teachers and others.

Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training Auditing Options

We are opening some of our Waldorf 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.

Summer Intensive Birth to Three Completion Certificate and Introduction to the Pikler® Pedagogical Approach

Engaging with infants and toddlers through respectful and peaceful care

July 16 to 22, 2022
Schedule: Beginning the evening of Saturday, July 16
Sunday, July 17 to Friday, July 22, all day

at Sunrise Waldorf School in Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (In-person only)

with Pikler® USA President Elsa Chahin, and WCI Faculty and Pikler® USA Scientific co-chair, Dr. Debbie Laurin

Course Details
PDF Poster
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Meals & Housing

Meals will be available. Please see the Courses Meals page for more information and the meals signup form in May.

Housing is available in private homes in the community. Please see the Housing page for more information and the Housing Booking Form.

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.

Workshop Details
PDF Poster
Interest Form
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Waldorf Grades Teacher Training

New cohort begins summer 2022

July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC

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.

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

Program Details
Downloadable PDF Poster
Apply Online Now for 2022

Upcoming Session Dates

  • The summer, 2022 session will be held from July 3rd through July 22nd.
    This session is held at Sunrise Waldorf School on Vancouver Island, and online if necessary.
  • The November, 2022 session dates are yet to be determined.
    This session is held at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, and online if necessary.
  • The February, 2023 session dates are yet to be determined.
    This session is held at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, and online if necessary.

Waldorf Birth to Three Educator Training

New cohort begins summer, 2023

July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC

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.

Training Details
Downloadable PDF Poster
Apply Online Now for 2023

Upcoming Session Dates

  • The summer, 2022 session dates are:
    Year 2 Cohort — July 2nd through 22nd;
    Year 2+ Cohort — July 9th through 16th.
    This session is held at Sunrise Waldorf School on Vancouver Island, and online if necessary.
  • The November, 2022 session dates are yet to be determined.
    This session is held at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, and online if necessary.
  • The February, 2023 session dates are yet to be determined.
    This session is held at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, and online if necessary.

Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

New cohort begins summer 2023

July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC

2 year part time program – 5 weeks each year. 3 weeks in July, 1 week in November and February with additional mentoring, observation and practicums.

Program Details
Downloadable PDF Poster
Apply Online Now for 2023

Upcoming Session Dates

  • The summer, 2022 session dates are:
    Year 2 Cohort — July 2nd through 22nd;
    Year 2+ Cohort — July 9th through 16th.
    This session is held at Sunrise Waldorf School on Vancouver Island, and online if necessary.
  • The November, 2022 session dates are yet to be determined.
    This session is held at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, and online if necessary.
  • The February, 2023 session dates are yet to be determined.
    This session is held at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, and online if necessary.
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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

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West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

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