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Healing Presence

Janene Ping, Jane Swain, and Carol Spindler

July 10 - July 12, 2023 8am - 5:30pm

Tuition $350

This three day course is for individuals who have completed a  Waldorf Teaching Certificate. Alums of Sophia's Hearth Birth-to-Three or Birth-to-Seven Certificate program receive a $100 discount on the price.

The pervasive influence of screens in the 21st Century has changed our lives – leaving its mark on our work, relationships, social connections, communications, leisure time, and even the way we think.

Early childhood educators have observed how the frequent use of screens has strongly impacted the growth and development of young children, resulting in disturbances in their sensory integration, large and small motor coordination, play, social skills, and attentional ability.

In this post-graduate course, we will look at compelling research that documents the effects that technology can have on the young child.  In addition, we will explore the following questions: How can we speak to parents in a compassionate way about the very real impact of frequent screen use on their children? How can we support parents and work with them to address this crisis of our times? What specific therapeutic interventions can we implement in the classroom, as well as recommend for home? How can we keep ourselves grounded when children play out their screen experiences in the classroom, and it spills over to the rest of the class?

Course presentations will include: scientific research and related discussion, the networking of parent-teacher activism towards screen-free childhood, participation in therapeutic activities, Spacial Dynamics, and Eurythmy.

We welcome our Early Childhood Teacher Alumni to share their experiences in this living research - so relevant to the world of the 21st Century that we live in.

You will be directed to PayPal for final payment. You can choose to pay with a credit card (no account required) or via PayPal account 

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