2018 Winter and Spring Workshops for Parents and Educators Wednesdays 7 -9:30 pm
Cost: $25 /session
The intention of these workshops is to support adults in our work with young children (birth – 7) by bringing developmental insights and practical manifestations gained through my experience in Waldorf early childhood education. It is through connecting with other parents, educators and caregivers that we foster community around the well-being of our children.
Wednesday February 21, 2018 - CANCELLED FOR THIS EVENING NEW DATE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
FINDING SHELTER All children play “house” in many forms as an archetypal task. We will discuss how to support children in their foundational task of finding warmth and safe shelter in their bodies, with us as caregivers, and as they venture out into the world.
Wednesday March 28, 2018
SEEKING CONNECTION Being connected to ourselves, to others and to the world around us is the cornerstone of brain maturation, self-development and healthy relationships. How can we foster a sense of connectedness within the child that supports healthy development in all the domains, including social-emotional, intellectual and spiritual?
Wednesday April 18, 2018
BEING IN WONDER It is a natural state for children to be present in the moment and to engage with the world with awe and wonder. How can we capture their imaginations and keep this sense of wonder alive so that they can develop a keen sense of warm interest as they grow older? We will discuss how our presence, allowing children time to be children, and creative activity can help.
Wednesday May 23rd , 2018
ENGAGING IN MEANINGFUL ACTIVITY from birth to seven years old There are so many choices for parents and educators to make about what to do with young children in order to get them ready to face the future. When the foundational senses are developed in the early childhood period through what children experience, they are ready for moving on to the next steps. Come and discover what children really need to be doing in order to serve their development.
Wednesday June 13th , 2018
INTEGRATING Head, Heart and Hands In Waldorf education, integrating our thinking, feeling and doing is the foundation of living with purpose and clarity. The roots of this ideal are planted in early childhood. We will examine the effects of our early experiences on our unfolding lives.
LOCATION: Stone Soup Crafts
To Register: Please contact Yasmeen at (613) 794-8074 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasmeen Osman received her Waldorf training in Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge College in New York. She had previously studied in the Faculties of Science, graduating with a degree from the University of Ottawa in Biology and then studied at Carleton University in Psychology, focusing on Child Development. She is involved in ongoing studies at Algonquin College in the Early Childhood Education program. Yasmeen taught for 11 years at Parsifal Waldorf School as a kindergarten teacher, and has been leading The Garden Gate for 10 years. She has gained valuable experience mentoring student teachers for the West Coast Institute, a Waldorf Early Childhood Training Centre, and at Mulberry School in Kingston. Her commitment to ongoing professional development remains a priority.