Creating Thriving Community with Families

A 4-Part Workshop Series with Lynn Turner & Leslie Wetzonis Woolverton

Wednesdays, Sept. 18th, Oct. 2nd, Nov. 6th, Dec. 4th 6-8 pm CT

Developing a strong class and family community is essential to your successful school year. Please join us to learn how to begin and deepen this ongoing work of collaboration and trust with parents, families and caregivers. In each of our stand alone sessions, we will explore and expand what is needed now and how to implement these best practices when building strong foundational relationships with the families of the children you care for everyday. You will learn new ways of working with parents that will enrich and inspire your work and your school community.

Details of the Course Content

**Participants can earn 8 Continuing Education hours with full participation in all four live sessions and completing a brief feedback survey.

Content for each session~
Sept. 18 Building Relationships Centering Trust and Warmth
Oct. 2 Honoring Family Celebrations to Deepen and Renew School Festivals
Nov. 6 Crafting Meaningful Parent Meetings Throughout the School Year
Dec. 4 Planning Successful Parent Teacher Conferences

About the Instructors

Lynn Turner (she/her) is a native Washingtonian, wife, mother of two children. She is of mixed heritage and the proud descendant of enslaved African American people. She has been a culturally responsive early childhood educator, teacher trainer, and leader in the movement of Waldorf Education in Northern America for over thirteen years. Lynn holds a BA in Fine Arts, and an MAT in Early Childhood Education, and received her Waldorf Early Childhood Teaching Certificate in 2017. Lynn has been published in Gateways and has been a workshop presenter and keynote speaker at recent WECAN conferences. She was the Director and Core Faculty member of the Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Early Childhood Training Cohort from 2020-2023. She is currently a second-year student in the Biography as Social Arts Training and currently serves as a WECAN Coordinator of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access.

Leslie Wetzonis Woolverton (she/her)
For more than twenty years, Leslie Wetzonis Woolverton has taught Waldorf Parent-Child and
Nursery classes located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Currently, Leslie is a member of the WECAN
Early Childhood Research Group, a WECAN Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Coordinator,and is a Site Visitor for WECAN. Also a third generation Anthroposophist, Leslie brings a broad scope of wisdom and knowledge to Waldorf Early Childhood Education.

Now out of the classroom, Leslie loves her work with adults as a teacher trainer and mentor. Leslie is also a skilled textile artist and interior designer. She enjoys writing and compiling early childhood stories that reflect the world in the interest of advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access by creating puppetry to bring new stories to life. When not working, Leslie spends time with her family and friends at her beloved beach home in Chincoteague Island, Virginia.

Register for This Course

$250.00 Whole Course
$75.00 Individual Sessions
**This workshop has a minimum enrollment number of 20 students by September 12th. If enrolled by this date and the course is canceled, refunds will be issued to those registered.**

**After purchasing, you will be sent to a “Thank You” page that will give you a link to register in Zoom and/or Ruzuku. This step must be completed in order to participate in the course or workshop.

Refund Policy: Fees will be refunded in full up to 7 days prior to the start of the course, and at 50% if student cancels enrollment less than a week in advance. Fees are nonrefundable after the start of the course. LifeWays is not responsible for ensuring you register for the course in Ruzuku or Zoom in order to participate and cannot issue refunds if you fail to do so in time. Nor is LifeWays able to refund you if you are not able to secure supplies for a class.

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