Parent Education

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 Second Seven Years: Waldorf 101 & 201

Parent Education Series poster

Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 PM.
Presented by Gideon Weick, VWS Pedagogical Manager.

Waldorf 101

January 26: Why Waldorf Education meets the needs of human beings today. What are the questions of our times, and how do we find the answers?

February 2: Thinking, Feeling and Willing Meet the Three ‘R’s’ Pt 1

February 9: What Children Want: Understanding Form and Rhythm at Home and School

February 16: Thinking, Feeling and Willing Meet the Three ‘R’s’ Pt 2

March 2: Science and Math: Developing Objectivity in a Subjective World

Waldorf 201

March 9: The Twelve Senses and the Development of Independent Thought

March 16: Planting the Seed Through Waldorf Education: The Three-Fold Human Being in the Three-Fold Social Order

Participants are encouraged to attend the entire series as each session builds upon the last.
Register in advance at: https://ca01web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5EqceyvrjIjE9a-nC-B7dDfzTbt5O-qA-zS
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 PM.
Presented by VWS Blanka Ponec, Preschool and Parent & Tot teacher in the Grade School hall which has a capacity for 25 attendees.

September 15: Incarnating Child
September 22: Child Development I
September 29: Child Development II
October 6: Twelve Senses
October 13: Fairy Tales & Media
October 20: Healing Power & Mystery of Sleep
October 27: Nutrition
November 3: Free Play, Guidance & Discipline

To register, please email our Admissions Coordinator at admissions @ vws.ca