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February 10-12, 2023, Spring Valley, NY – In person and Online February 18-April 30, 2023.

This year we will continue our work on the theme, “Toward a Kinder, More Compassionate Society”, with a focus on “Finding Our Ways”. The conference will include collaborative presentations by colleagues from our WECAN IDEA Committee and Early Childhood Research Group – Nancy Blanning and Anjum Mir, Lynn Turner and Leslie Wetzonis-Woolverton, and Laurie Clark and Stephanie Hoelscher – as well as workshops, discussion groups, singing, a eurythmy performance, and puppetry. We are excited about this conference and hope you will join us!

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February 20th to February 24th
8:00 am to 1:00 pm In-person at the Vancouver Waldorf School

Please come and join Laurie Clark for 10 sessions on “The Unexpected Gifts of the Mystery Children”. Laurie, a Waldorf EC teacher for over 40 years is also a co-founder along with Nancy Blanning and Dr. Adam Blanning of the “Nurturing the Roots” Therapeutic training offered in Colorado. She will be guiding classes about the responsibilities of the caregiver to meet the needs of the children of our time. Finding ways to regard the child rightly, useful tools and ideas, and deepening our understanding of constitutions and polarities will also be part of these sessions. Eurythmy with Wendalyn von Meyenfeldt will be offered in between the two classes each day.
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New cohort begins Summer 2023, West Coast Institute, Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC.

This is a 14 month, birth to three focused option of the part-time Early Childhood Program. It runs for eight weeks over 14 months, comprised of three weeks in two summers (July) and a week in November and February of the first year. Summer sessions are held in Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall and spring sessions are held in North Vancouver, BC. For further information and to apply, please visit our website; if you have questions please contact Ruth Ker

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