a 13-month program
Our WECAN recognized, Birth-to-Three certificate is a great option if you are:
a teacher of parent/child classes in a Waldorf setting,
an early childhood teacher or childcare provider who works with infants and toddlers, or
an experienced teacher seeking to deepen your understanding of the early years as a foundation to your work with nursery or kindergarten children.
Why Choose Sophia's Hearth?
we will be ready when you are. New cohorts begin each summer
you will study with the North American pioneers and leaders of birth-to-three teaching in Waldorf early childhood education
financial aid is available plus extended payment plans at 0% interest.
"At Sophia’s Hearth you can have a life-changing experience for yourself and be a teacher
who can change lives."
What you can expect...
The Birth-to-Three certificate takes 13 months and new sessions begin each summer. Your onsite weeks are filled lecture and experiential classes along with movement and lunch daily. You will also complete observations and a research project that gives you the chance to delve deeper into an area of personal interest.
Summer 1 is 3 weeks in late June-mid July
Fall 1 is 6 days in late October to mid-November
Spring 1 is 6 days in late March to mid-April
Summer 2 is 3 weeks in late June to mid-July
View the complete schedule.
Students who complete the Birth-to-Three certificate can continue in the Birth-to-Seven program without additional coursework.
It’s an immersion into self-education where you meet parts of yourself that needed to become more fully human and confident therein strengthening our ability to meet “the other” (be that an infant, toddler, child, parent or colleague) with deepened understanding and compassion.