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Certificate Program Application

Applications for the 2024 cohort will be accepted until June 20, 2024 however we encourage you to apply early. 

Items needed to complete the application:

  • Contact information with phone number and email address that is regularly checked.

  • Emergency Contact Name and number

  • Resume in PDF format to be uploaded. It should should be up-to-date and include work experience, education and other interests and activities.

  • Personal Statement in PDF to be uploaded. Please share a biographical sketch of yourself including descriptions of the following:

    • your childhood;​

    • your involvement with children;

    • your familiarity and experience with Waldorf education, the work of the Pikler Institute, and othe early childhood educational approaches;

    • reasons for your interest in this program;

    • any other information you think may be helpful to us when considering your application.

  • A Letter of Recommendation from someone (non-family member) who can share your ability to complete and be successful in this program. Please download this form to provide to the recommender. Have them send the letter of recomendation as a PDF to

  • A recent photo of you so we will be able to greet you by name when you arrive. (optional)

  • Credit card or paypal account for the $100, non-refundable application fee. 

Certificate Application

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Students must have technological ability, own or have access to a computer, and have access to an email account. Some coursework requires use of a computer, so students must have basic word processing ability to be able to complete all assignments. Communication between the Institute and program students generally takes place via email. Some courses may have an online component so students must be able to access the internet.


I certify that all the responses on this application are complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.


I understand that photos or videos may be taken of me while participating in the program. I understand it is my responsibility to notify Sophia’s Hearth in writing if I do not want pictures or videos used for marketing materials.


I understand that falsifying any part of this application may result in cancellation of admission and/or enrollment.

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