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Reexamining and Recommitting to the Essential Role of Play in Early Childhood Education in the Aftermath of Covid-19

An in-person, post-graduate deepening for trained, currently practicing Waldorf early childhood educators and grades 1 and 2 teachers.

Conversations on the value of play in early childhood education have recently resurfaced, along with growing concern over the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on all areas of child development. In this course, we will re-examine and recommit to the essential role of play in early childhood education, helping to inspire you to create therapeutic environments that foster healthy play.


Lisa Miccio, lead, joined Acorn Waldorf School this past September as the Neighboring Tree Project (NTP) Specialist, overseeing a grant-funded AWS initiative that aims to create community partnerships with local early childhood educators, schools, and centers; at the School, she also provides professional development training and mentoring of teachers new to nature-based early childhood education.

Sondi Eugene is an early childhood teacher at the Waldorf School of Atlanta, where she has been on the faculty since 2000. Raised in rural New Jersey, Sondi moved to Atlanta in 1994 and received her certificate in early childhood education from Sunbridge College 10 years later.

Lynn St. Pierre is a certified teacher trainer in the developmental movement for early childhood created by Wilma Ellersiek and Spacial Dynamics®. She was the founding teacher of Applesong Kindergarten, an innovative parent collective in Lyons, Colorado, and apprenticed and co-taught with Kundry Willwerth for many years.

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