The Vancouver Waldorf School offers opportunities throughout the year for parents and community members to learn more about Waldorf Education, to find ways of incorporating Waldorf Philosophy into the home, and to help bridge Parent-Teacher relationships. Our guest speakers include Waldorf teachers and advisors, and experts in child development.
The First Seven Years: Laying the Foundation For Life
At the Vancouver Waldorf School, we understand that a child’s experiences in the first seven years set a foundation for life. What can parents and teachers do to support a child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development? Each session builds on earlier sessions, and we encourage participants to attend the series as a whole.
Drop-ins are welcome, however, please adults only.
7:30 to 9:00 PM at the VWS Early Childhood Centre.
Sep 10: Incarnating Child
Sep 17: Child Development I
Sep 24: Child Development II
Oct 1: Twelve Senses
Oct 8: Fairy Tales & Media
Oct 15: Healing Power & Mystery of Sleep
Oct 22: Nutrition
Oct 29: Free Play
Nov 5: Guidance & Discipline
Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Delbrook Community Centre in the Arbutus Room.
Tickets are available online at Social Inclusion Approach Tickets
The Social Inclusion Approach offers parents resources to support children in social conflict situations and to nurture healthy interactions. Developed over 24 years of working with children by Kim John Payne, M.Ed., the Social Inclusion Approach gives practical playground, classroom and home-based tools to help build an environment of mutual respect, inclusion and safety.
Askable Adult 101 Sexual Health Parent Workshop
In this workshop, participants build comfort in discussing and teaching challenging topics such as body science, safe and unsafe touching, appropriate behaviour, and sensuality and sexuality.
Participants will become clear on their personal values about relationships, safety, and sexuality and develop strategies to foster meaningful conversations with the children in their lives. Parents of all grades welcome, although the content will be focused on adolescence (age 13+).