Modesto Public Library
The Benefits of Waldorf Education - 7:00pmModesto CA
Free talk on Waldorf education and Manzanita Charter, Modesto’s first Waldorf methods school, set to open in 2015. Parents of children age 3-6 are especially encouraged to attend. Please leave the kids at home. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play and the Young Child - 7:00pm1102 Camino Real Redondo Beach CA (310) 844-7395
Play is an essential activity for physical, mental and social development in the young child. It is the most basic learning modality. How does play develop during early childhood stages? What can adults do to support healthy play in the young child?
Creative Discipline with the Young Child; Beyond Sticks and Carrots - 10am to 3pm4017 E. 6th Street Long Beach CA 562-434-8200
In this workshop we will address how to develop a communication style that makes for fewer conflicts and easier resolution in interactions with your young children. The basic theme is learning how to truly connect with young children. Workshop participants will go home with more patience and calm to deal with the stressful situations they may encounter with their children. This workshop is open to anyone who has young children in their daily lives.
Registration at Brown Paper tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/634926
Sebastapol Charter School
Creative Discipline with the Young Child; Beyond Sticks and Carrots - 10am to 4pm200 South Main Street Sebastapol CA 95472 United States 8314768264
In this workshop we will address how to develop a communication style that makes for fewer conflicts and easier resolution in interactions with your young children. The basic theme is learning how to truly connect with young children. We will attempt for the workshop participants to go home with more patience and calm to deal with the stressful situations they may encounter with their children. This workshop is open to anyone who has young children in their daily lives.
Registration available at: brown paper tickets
Santa Cruz Waldorf School
How the Body Speaks: the Healing Power of Story - a Workshop with NANCY MELLON - 9:30am to 3:30pm2190 Empire Grade Santa Cruz CA 95060 USA 8314250519
An exuberant and wise storyteller dreams within every one of us. To awaken this storyteller puts us in touch with an immense storehouse of creativity and healing. Through a combination of Western and Eastern medical wisdom, myth, tales, and storytelling and story-making exercises, you are invited to discover the joy and blessing of this powerful ancient story art and expand your knowledge of the body and its intuitive wisdom. Storytelling can be a practical, dynamic healing tool in the fabric of your daily life. This workshop offers vital perspectives for health practitioners, parents, teachers, community leaders, creative artists – and all who love stories.
Nancy Mellon, MA, is an elder in the global storytelling renaissance. An author, psychotherapist and mentor, for thirty years, she has awakened the goodness, truth and beauty of the spoken and written word. Nancy works with adults of varied backgrounds who seek new perspectives and greater well-being in their personal, family and professional lives. Specializing in storytelling as a healing art, as a teacher and expressive therapist she also facilitates small and large creative projects in all the arts. Nancy’s website is: http://www.healingstory.com/
Santa Cruz Waldorf Kinderhouse
Developing the Social Life in an Early Childhood Program - 9:30am to 3:30pm230 Poplar Av. Santa Cruz CA 95062 USA
How can we develop helpful relationships with each unique child in our groups and nurture a healthy social life among the children? Rudolf Steiner advised that the most important thing is to establish an education in which children learn how to live together - but how do we do that in age-appropriate ways with the young children?
This is our task as early childhood educators, and this is our theme for this one-day workshop.This workshop is for kindergarten teachers, day care providers and other early childhood professionals.
Santa Cruz Waldorf Kinderhouse
Creative Discipline with the Young Child - Beyond Sticks and Carrots - 10am to 4:00pm230 Poplar Av. Santa Cruz CA USA
In this one-day workshop we will address how to develop a communication style that facilitates fewer conflicts and easier resolution in interactions with your young children. The basic theme is truly connecting with young children. We will attempt for the workshop participants to go home with more patience and calm to deal with the stressful situations they may encounter with their children.
This workshop is open to anyone who has young children in their daily lives.
Child Studies: Practicing meditative contemplation for children whose behavior indicates a need for special and loving attention - a workshop with Stephen Spitalny - 8:30am to 5:15pmHighland Hall Northridge California 818-349-6272
Please RSVP to Connie Vera at email@example.com or call 818-349-6272
Parenting WorkshopSan Francisco CA USA
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China and Indonesia
Fall 2013 workshops in AsiaJava, Bali and Beijing, China
Steve will be doing workshops and lectures in various parts of Indonesia, as well as Beijing, China for much of the Autumn of 2013.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Berkeley Fathers Forum
Berkeley Fathers ForumBerkeley California USA
Contact Alexander for more information:
SCWS Poplar Kinderhouse
Circle Time Intensive with Steve Spitalny and Dean Pollard - 9:00am - 3:30pm230 Poplar Av. Santa Cruz CA 95062 usa 831-469-9835
Circle Time Intensive
February 21-23 9am -3:30pm
Santa Cruz, California
With Steve Spitalny and Dean Pollard
In this 3-day intensive, we will explore the potential healing qualities of circle timewith young children. We will examine our intentions for offering Circle in our programs, and try to fulﬁll those intentions in our circles with the children.There willbe ample time to sample various seasonal circle times, and create and reﬁne your own circles. Mornings will begin with movement sessions with Dean. There we willexperience his work with applied eurythmy.
About Dean - Dean Pollard received his Waldorf training at the Rudolf Steiner College,Sacramento, and Eurythmy Training at the Zuccoli Schule, Dornach. He has 11 years of innovative Eurythmy Teaching, from K to 12th grade, at the Sacramento and SantaCruz Waldorf Schools. Dean is an award-winning theater director and the pioneer of the art of Applied Eurythmy. Visit his website: http://appliedeurythmy.com/
Reclaiming Play, part 2: Three Perspectives - 9amSaratoga CA USA
SCWS Poplar Kinderhouse
Storytelling and Music - 6:30230 Poplar Av. Santa Cruz CA 95062 usa 831-469-9835
Chamakanda Steve will tell stories accompanied by the amazing Jacob Mafuleni and Martha Thom, musicians from Zimbabwe.
Jacob and Martha are among the musicians on Steve's 2nd storytelling cd, Chamakanda Tells Stories.
Accompanying a child is not required for admission to this event.
All proceeds from this event go to support Jacob and Martha's children attending school in Zimbabwe.
Waldorf Poplar Kinderhouse
Chamakanda tells stories and Musekiwa plays music - 5:30pm230 Poplar Av Santa Cruz CA 95062 USA 831-469-9835
Steve will tell stories accompanied by Musekiwa Chingodza from Zimbabwe on mbira. Musekiwa accompanied Steve on his first storytelling cd, Kudya Zvekukwata (Eating at other people's houses).
This is an event for story lovers of all ages.
Making Simple Wooden Animals - 1:00-4:00pmSanta Cruz CA USA
Make 2 wooden animals with Steve Spitalny at his kindergarten.
Enrollment limited to 10 so contact Steve to reserve your space asap.
Connecting with Young Children
Fathers Forum - 10am - 4:00pmN. Berkeley Hills CA
A fathers-only gathering
Contact Danielle at Margaret's Garden for more info.