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Birth-to-Seven Certificate

a 37-Month Program

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.

  • The program is deeply grounded in child development from pre-birth to age 7 and includes a WECAN recognized certificate in Birth-to-Three as part of your full certificate.

  • You will earn a certificate that allows you to be an early childhood lead teacher in any Waldorf school or early care program in North America.

  • Financial aid is available plus extended payment plans at 0% interest.

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"The training I received was inspiring and forward looking. An exemplary model of what early childhood education could be for all children."

- Holly, program participant


Residential Weeks

The Birth-to-Seven certificate takes 37 months and new sessions begin each summer. Your onsite weeks are filled with lecture and experiential classes along with movement and lunch daily.

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

Online study 1 Saturday a month September-May

Summer 3 is 3 weeks in late June to mid-July

Winter 3 is four days over the MLK weekend

Summer 4 is two weeks in early-mid July

View the complete schedule.

"I would absolutely recommend this training to anyone that works with young children. They could really benefit from the experiences and the information that we get here. It is such a great mix of hands-on experiential learning, and also discussion and reading material. It is just so rich. It all comes together, fits together, relates together, and it gives you a really clear picture of what is needed in our work."
— SHANA, program participant

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