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The Creative Work of Becoming a Waldorf Early Childhood Assistant 2024

Updated: June 17, 2024

The Creative Work of Becoming a Waldorf Early Childhood Assistant

September 21, October 12 & 26, 2024

Saturday classes, 9am-4pm

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School

Join our course this fall to develop your understanding of the artistry and sensitivity needed to build a warm, safe, and enlivening space for the young children in your care.

Early Childhood assistants must develop the skills to work collegially with their lead teacher to impart beauty and order, provide wholesome rhythms, delight the child with rich storytelling, and create a lively classroom filled with the mood of work and play. The assistant plays a very important role working with the lead teacher to guide the young child on a path of rightful development.
Coursework will include general introductions to the following topics:

  • What does it mean to be an assistant?
  • Introduction to child development
  • Care of the classroom
  • Singing through the morning
  • What are the four foundational senses and why are they so important?
  • The higher calling of being an assistant
  • Why and what festivals do we celebrate in the Nursery and Kindergarten?
  • Busy hands for work and play

The Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training is working in support of Early Childhood education by helping assistants acquire the skills and enthusiasm that are vitally important to healthy, thriving Early Childhood programs.

This is an introductory course, not a replacement for a certified Waldorf teacher training.

Cost: $400

In-Person at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training
Wildcat Canyon Community School Campus
3800 Clark Road, El Sobrante, CA 94803
For more information, please contact:
tiffany@bacwtt.org | (415) 479-4400 | www.bacwtt.org


(Subject to change.)

Saturday, September 21st

9:00am: Introduction with Diane David

10:00am: Finger Games with Diane David

11:00am: Snack

11:30pm: Movement/Circle with Anna Rainville

1:30pm: Lunch

2:30pm: Busy Hands with Dagmar Eisele

Saturday, October 12th

9:00am: Child Development with Kate Hammond

11:00am: Snack

11:30am: Care of the Classroom with Dagmar Eisele

1:30pm: Lunch

2:30pm: Festivals with Diane David

Saturday, October 26th

9:00am: Higher Calling with Bronwen David

11:00am: Snack

11:30am: Foundational Senses with Diane David

1:30pm: Lunch

2:30pm: Concluding Circle with EC Faculty

Friday, November 8th & Saturday, November 9th
Northern California and Nevada Regional Conference for Waldorf Early Childhood Teachers

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