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Applications for 2023 Cohort will be accepted until June 23rd.

Complete the form below, uploading the requested information (in PDF format). Clicking enter will direct you store to pay the application fee. This can be paid via PayPal with or without a PayPal account.

If you previously completed the Birth to Three Specialization and wish to complete your certificate click here to apply.

I am applying for the following program

I would like be considered for the 13 Month Internship Position - paid work at Sophia's Hearth, free housing option, (click here for details):

Upload Resume

Please attach a current résumé indicating work experience, education, and other interests and activities. Document should be in PDF format.

Upload Personal Statement

In a PDF document: 

Please share a biographical sketch of yourself including descriptions of the following:

·   Your childhood

·   Your involvement with young children

·   Your familiarity and experience with Waldorf education, the work of the Pikler Institute, and other early childhood educational approaches

·   Reasons for your interest in this program

Include any other information that you think may be helpful to us when considering your application.

A letter of recommendation from someone (non-family member) who can share your ability to complete and be successful in this program is requested.


Please provide the separate Letter of Recommendation form to your recommender. Have him or her send the letter directly to Sophia’s Hearth. (email a pdf to or snail mail) Please list below the name of the person submitting a letter of recommendation on your behalf.


Students must have technological ability, own or have access to a computer, and have access to an email account. Some coursework requires use of a computer, so students must have basic word processing ability to be able to complete all assignments. Communication between the Institute and program students generally takes place via email.


I certify that all the responses on this application are complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.


I understand that photos or videos may be taken of me while participating in the program. I understand it is my responsibility to notify Sophia’s Hearth in writing if I do not want pictures or videos used for marketing materials.


I understand that falsifying any part of this application may result in cancellation of admission and/or enrollment.


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After submitting your application go HERE to pay the $100 application fee

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