Continuation Program for Early Childhood Teaching – June 2018 – July 2019

LifeWays Continuation Program
For Early Childhood Teachers and Professionals

Location: Kimberton, Pennsylvania
Director: Student Services Director Chinyelu Kunz
Phone: 610-343-0123
Email: ChinyeluK@LifeWaysNorthAmerica.org

The quality of the LifeWays Early Childhood Certificate Training stands on its own. Now we have added a Continuation Program for early childhood professionals and teachers in private and charter schools. The two LifeWays programs together provide close to 450 in-class hours, plus guided study and mentored teaching.  They are unique in using birth-to-seven as the matrix throughout both programs, providing a wealth of practical work in early childhood from the beginning.

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Location: Kimberton Waldorf School in Pennsylvania

Dates:
June 18 (eve) -23 & June 25-29, 2018
October 4-8, 2018
April 14-20, 2019
June 17-22 & June 24-28, 2019

Prerequisite: Graduation from any LifeWays Certification Program in North America

Enrollment is limited, so apply now to assure your place!

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What does the LifeWays Continuation Program offer?

The program emphasizes in-depth study of Steiner’s basic works, the Waldorf kindergarten curriculum, and working with colleagues and parents in charter and private schools.  Building on what you learned in your LifeWays Certificate Training, you will delve more deeply into these five areas of study:

  • Adult Development and the Social Arts ~ Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy; further biography work; school organization; social renewal; relating with colleagues and parents.
  • Meeting the Needs of the Developing Child ~ prebirth, birth to three, nursery and kindergarten, readiness for first grade; seven-year cycles and overview of Waldorf education; child observation/child study in a school setting; therapeutic aspects of Steiner’s approach and meeting special needs; creating a nurturing and nourishing early childhood classroom environment in a school setting.
  • The Practical Arts with Young Children ~ establishing rhythms for the classroom in your geography and climate; storytelling, puppetry and movement circles for the kindergarten-aged child; artistic activities and crafts with young children; gardening.
  • Artistic Development for the Educator ~ continued practice in the arts of movement (Eurythmy and Spacial Dynamics), music and singing, beeswax modelling and the visual arts.
  • Mentored Teaching ~ classroom experience through practice teaching under an experienced teacher.

 

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Founder and director of LifeWays North America, former WECAN board member, and founding kindergarten teacher at Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Wisconsin.

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Co-Director Rena Osmer

Founder and Waldorf kindergarten teacher at Sea Star School in Florida, former director of Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training at Rudolf Steiner College, former WECAN board member and lead teacher in the LifeWays trainings.

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Student Services Director Chinyelu Kunz

LifeWays/Waldorf teacher at Rosebud Garden, a LifeWays Representative Program at Kimberton Waldorf School.

 

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LifeWays North America is internationally known for its educational programs for parents, childcare providers, early childhood teachers, and other professionals, which have been offered since 2002. Its training programs and online courses are based on the insights and indications of Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education.   

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TUITION AND FEES

LifeWays Continuation Program for Early Childhood Teaching: $8950 includes tuition, fees and mentored teaching, plus a $100 nonrefundable application fee.

Organic lunches and snacks are included; student is responsible for books, kinderlyre and accommodations.

Payment Plans and Financial Aid: LifeWays is committed to developing payment plans with students if needed. Students with significant need may apply for tuition reduction.

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Request additional information or contact ChinyeluK@LifeWaysNorthAmerica.org or 610-343-0123.

Click here to Apply Online