Teacher Training Programs

Waldorf Birth to Three Educator Training

Cohort begins summer, 2023

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.

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.

Pending approval from PTIB.

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Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

New cohort begins summer, 2023

This two-year, part-time program is offered to those who are seeking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of what Waldorf education has to contribute to the healthy growth and development of the young child. Throughout the two years, studies in Anthroposophy and Waldorf education are interwoven with artistic and practical subjects.

Students will study books on Anthroposophy, Waldorf education and other relevant texts. The emphasis will be on understanding all aspects of child development. The artistic courses have a two-fold purpose; to enhance personal self-development and creativity, and to provide a basis for the work of the early childhood teacher. Courses in painting, eurythmy, speech, storytelling, singing, music, clay modelling, woodwork and Spacial Dynamics, amongst others, will be offered. A major aim of the training is to awaken independent thinking, ignite enthusiasm and foster creativity.

The application deadline for the 2021 cohort has passed; the application form for the 2023 cohort will open soon.

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Waldorf Grades Teacher Training

New cohort begins summer, 2022

This three-year, part-time program of professional Waldorf teacher education is offered to those who are seeking to teach out of an understanding of Waldorf Education and what it can contribute to children today. Throughout the three years, studies in Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education are interwoven with artistic and practical subjects.

Students will study books on Anthroposophy, Waldorf Education and other relevant texts. The emphasis will be on understanding all aspects of child development. The artistic courses have a two-fold purpose; to enhance personal self-development and creativity, and to provide a basis for the work of the class teacher. Courses in painting, eurythmy, speech and drama, storytelling, singing, music, clay modeling, woodwork and Spacial Dynamics, amongst others, will be offered. A major aim of the training is to awaken independent thinking, ignite enthusiasm and foster creativity.

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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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