Curative Education in Early Childhood

A Three Day Online Workshop with Robyn Brown of The Mulberry Center for Curative Education

June 16-18th, 10:00am- 1:30pm Central with a 30 minute break

All over the country today, we are receiving into our homes, programs, and classrooms a constant stream of children at younger and younger ages who are needing more than what many current models of care and education offer. They are coming with obstacles and challenges to their incarnation and growth that require a more specialized lens for seeing them and how to guide them in. Rudolf Steiner’s curative education lectures hold for us a beacon of light in our search for how to meet them.

Join us for a workshop with Robyn Brown to explore what it truly means to observe and why those observations are useful. We will work into how the pictures of the Curative Polarities Steiner gives in Curative Education can be understood and how the conditions of the polarities affect the child and their relationship to the twelve senses. And finally, we will talk about what we can do to support the child to overcome their difficulties, both at home and in the classroom.

Participants may earn 12 CE hours by attending the full three days and completing the for-credit assessment after the course and by June 20th (link provided at course enrollment).

How Will This Course Work

This workshop will take place through Zoom, each day meeting for two 1 ½ hour sessions with a 30 minute break in-between. Come dressed to move, including shoes you can walk and run in. We will begin each day with morning movement, as we would do with the children and intersperse more movement into the day to keep things lively. There is nothing else to prepare beforehand.

It is so common in our culture to bring pens and notebooks and all array of note taking supplies, but we encourage you to try a new way of learning through this workshop. Robyn recommends engaging with your most present self to develop rich mental images of the content. What sits with you is what you truly understand- all else will be there, sleeping, until it is time to be understood as well. Nothing valuable will be lost!

About the Instructor

At the beginning of her journey, Robyn completed her Waldorf teacher training with Rene Querido at Rudolf Steiner College, and attended Kindergarten Seminar in Bern, Switzerland. Later, she took a class from kindergarten through eighth grade at Marin Waldorf School. Through these years, Robyn came to understand that her students needed more than she had been trained to provide for them. Her search for what more she could do led her to Sunny Baldwin at Somerset School. As Robyn describes, “Sunny’s program was based on Steiner’s Curative Education. As soon as I went to work with her I realized I had finally found something that changed lives. The children who came to Somerset got better. Healing happened.”

After four years, Robyn moved on to found Mulberry Classroom and, eventually, The Mulberry Center for Curative Education, which have been her focus for more than 20 years. Currently, she offers a Curative Education training program, and leads workshops and mentors schools around the world. She is developing a new training for the 2023/24 school year; you can learn more about her offerings at her website. In the meantime, parents, care providers and teachers alike can find gems of guidance in her book, A Practical Guide for Curative Education, which was published in 2016.

Register for This Course

Cost $240; Groups of five or more $200 each

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.

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