Early childhood consultant and author Stephen Spitalny offers inspiring lectures, workshops and mentoring to teachers and parents around the world. Recently he was in China and Indonesia mentoring teachers and giving workshops for teachers and parents.
Both teachers and parents rave about their experiences and want Steve back for more!
Steve was a kindergarten teacher at the Santa Cruz (California) Waldorf School for 24 years. For more than a decade Steve's mixed-age kindergarten included children from 3-years-old until they were ready for first grade. Since the mid-1990's, he has given workshops, lectures and courses on many themes (see below) for various institutions and groups including Rudolf Steiner College and for the past 6 years has been on the faculty of WISC (Waldorf Institute of Southern California). Steve is a former Board member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Asociation of North America) as well as former editor of Gateways, the bi-annual newsletter of WECAN. His many articles have been published in Gateways, and various other publications. Steve is a husband, parent and grandparent, as well as an active storyteller and musician. He has recorded two storytelling cds accompanied by music, and as a musician has appeared on several cds.
In the Spring of 2011, Steve's first book, Connecting With Young Children: Educating the Will was published.
Steve Spitalny is available for workshops, lecture and courses on various themes including:
Storytelling and Storymaking as Nourishment for the Young Child
The Senses as the Windows of Connection to the World
The World of the Young Child
Connecting With Young Children
Beyond Sticks and Carrots
Nurturing Imagination Through Creative Play
Circle Time Creating
Inner Work/Self Development for teachers and parents
Steve sends out special thanks to Leslye Lawrence for amazing coaching, partnership and life journeying together!!
"Chamakanda was a very good friend to the children." (from the story "Chamakanda" on Steve's cd Chamakanda Tells Stories)