Events

Festivals around the year in a Waldorf Kindergarten

All day workshop with WISC San Diego

October 19, 2019 8:30 AM-5:30 PM located at The Waldorf School San Diego, Altadena Campus

Seasonal festivals are integral to the rhythm of life in a Waldorf kindergarten to connect the child with the rhythms of nature around the cycle of the year. In the classroom we create a seasonal mood to celebrate the changes in mother earth, in morning circle, story, arts and simple crafts. There is joy in the anticipation, the preparation, and the celebration itself. Festivals build community through parent participation and create fond memories for years to come.

Patricia Rubano will guide us through the cycle of seasonal festivals around the year. Peggy Waterhouse and Anna Masters will bring classroom activities for circle,  story, and seasonal crafts, and share her experience in weaving parent work into the  joyful life of festivals in the kindergarten. 

Peggy Waterhouse, MA spent 20 years as an early childhood teacher and administrator at the Pine Hill Waldorf School in New Hampshire, before returning to her native California to Direct the early childhood program at the East Bay Waldorf school in 2015. We are fortunate that Peggy has moved into the San Diego area to teach kindergarten at the Sanderling Waldorf school in Carlsbad.

Patricia Rubano taught kindergarten for many years at the Green Meadow Waldorf school in N.Y., and at the Sanderling Waldorf School in Carlsbad, as well as mentoring for WECAN and Lifeways across the Southern California region.  She was a founder of both WSSD helped establish the Sanderling school. She currently directs the Anthroposophical Center for Biography and Social Arts.

Anna Master is a graduate of WISC San Diego. She taught a Mixed -age Kindergarten at the Sanderling Waldorf School, and currently teaches Kindergarten at WSSD. She is trained in Therapeutic work in early childhood.  

Cost: $95 || To register:   https://tinyurl.com/OCT19Festivals

SNACK provided. SHARED meal – Please bring a dish to share or pay $10.00

Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.

Questions, call/text/email:  

Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828



Understanding Children and Nurturing Brain Development Through Care

Please note the location has changed for this event. It will be held at the High School Campus which is located at 4135 54th Place, San Diego, CA 92105

 

We will explore child development through the lens of brain development and the need to connect and express creatively.

We will learn about the language of children’s drawings and create an enlivened classroom, by addressing support for Behavioral difficulties, transitions as a bridge, positive guidance, self-care and communication through art.

rosarioRosario Villasana, M.A. is director of the LifeWays en Español training, and is an Instructor at City College of San Francisco. Rosario advocates for play-based programs and natural environments that nurture the imagination and sensory experiences. Rosario has presented workshops in Mexico, Russia, China and Greece

 

Cost: $95|| To register:  https://tinyurl.com/ECMAR30

SNACK provided. SHARED meal – Please bring a dish to share or pay $10.00

Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.

Questions, call/text/email:  Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

Foundations of Early Childhood and the Inner Work of Teaching

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 || 8:30 AM-5:15 PM  || Waldorf School of San Diego

In this workshop you will be introduced to the varieties of verses, meditations and inner work exercises that can weave into your life in a comfortable and natural way as you work with the young child.

In this workshop we will explore the four foundational senses through movement and what can evolve out of well-integrated senses. We will also discuss what hindrances may evolve when the child needs more attention in these areas.  

The afternoon will include learning about yearly rhythms and festivals which we will put into our hands by making Martinmas lanterns.

Megumi Caverly came to the United States from Japan in 1995 to study Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, graduating from Rudolf Steiner College in 1999. She has been teaching Kindergarten at Sanderling Waldorf School for many years and is the mother of a son enrolled at the Waldorf High School in San Diego.

Anna Masters is a WISC graduate.  Following her graduation she ran a home program called Eartheart School and then began teaching kindergarten at Sanderling Waldorf School. Anna is now lead kindergarten teacher at The Waldorf School of San Diego,

Elizabeth Heald first trained as a public school teacher before discovering Waldorf education and graduating from WISC. She has been successfully teaching kindergarten at the Waldorf School of San Diego for several years.

Cost: $95|| To register:   https://tinyurl.com/ECFound

SNACK provided. SHARED meal – Please bring a dish to share or pay $10.00

Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.

Questions, call/text/email: 

Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

Supporting Your Child’s Immune System–the Key to a Healthy Development

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SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNE SYSTEM—THE KEY TO HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT with Wiep de Vries, Anthroposophical Nurse

Saturday, April 14, 2018 || 8:30 AM-3:40 PM  || Waldorf School of San Diego

Deepening the awareness of the significance of childhood illnesses can lead to a new approach to healing in which the child is gently being guided and supported through the process of illness.

Workshop Participants will:

  • attain a deeper knowledge about the role of childhood diseases from a holistic developmental perspective.
  • be empowered and feel confident in taking responsibility for the care of a sick child
  • learn to create a healing environment for a sick child, and have insight into healing measures that can prevent the occurrence of chronic illness.
  • learn practical ways to guide a child through the process of illness, integrating herbal wraps and compresses, herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Natural healing approaches will be discussed for these common illnesses in early childhood such as ear infection, colds, chest congestion, allergies, asthma, and digestive disturbances.

 Supporting the child in achieving a healthy balance between body, soul and spirit is an important aspect of parenting that contributes to preventing chronic diseases in adulthood. ~Wiep de Vries 

Wiep de Vries, R.N. has worked as an Anthroposophical Nurse in The Netherlands at a small hospital near Utrecht. Since 1994 she has conducted Home Health Care workshops for the Waldorf school communities throughout Southern California.   Currently Wiep is working as a pain relief therapist specialized in Neuro-Soma Muscle Therapy.

Cost: $75 || To register:  https://tinyurl.com/WISC-Weip

SNACK provided. SHARED meal – Please bring a dish to share or pay $10.00

  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

 

The Developing Will: A Faculty of Soul

an early childhood workshop with Charlotte Dukich

Feburary 24, 2018 || 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Rudolf Steiner said that in our will we are asleep. We will explore how the will manifest in the young child and in what ways do we give direction to the will of the child. We will work from the book The Challenge of the Will – Experiences with Young Children by Margret Meyercort and Rudi Lissau. During the workshop we will explore winter’s seasonal rhythms and stories as well as how painting is done in early childhood.

Location: 3547 Altadena Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
Cost: $50.00 || To register: click here

November 18, 2017 The Young Child from: Birth to Three

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Kim Raymond will provide leading thoughts regarding child development from birth to three, the meaningful and purposeful work of the teacher, and creating and maintaining a healthy, beautiful environment for young children. She will focus on self-development as an aide to understanding the importance of standing before the children as a conscious model.

Kim will offer verses and songs for movement circles and appropriate stores for puppet shows for a Parent-Child class. She will give crafting ideas for one to do in the Parent-Child classes, and participants will make a felt finger puppet.

KR_photoKim Raymond has been committed to Waldorf Education for over thirty-five years. She has taught Kindergarten in three different Waldorf schools and for the past eight years has been teaching the Parent Child Classes and Nursery at Haleakala Waldorf School.

For the past 10 years Kim’s attention has been on the “Birth to 3 Yr. old” period of child development. She has studied in Budapest at the Emi Pikler Institute, at Sophia’s Hearth and has led a Lifeways training in Hawaii. She has been trained as a birth doula and has accompanied her 3 daughters during their births. She is now the fortunate grandmother of 9 grandchildren!  She is passionate about creating a welcoming environment for our youngest children and supporting the adults who care for them.

Cost: $95  || To register:  CLICK HERE

SNACK provided. SHARED meal – Please bring a dish to share or pay $10.00

  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

 

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