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Foundations of the First Three Years

A 9-Month Online Course

Are you seeking deeper learning about the first three years? Choose our 9-month intensive course.

Building the Foundation of the First Three Years is an immersive 9-month live online course that offers lectures, interactive learning, and development of your creative impulses.


You will gain understanding about child development in these earliest years based primarily on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and the research of Emmi Pikler. You will also learn about the valuable contributions of others in the field of Early Childhood Education.

"You will meet people from all over (the country and beyond) who have similar interests yet varied experiences to journey with through the process."

Next session starts September 2024 - Enrollment opens in April 2024
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Your course includes:

  • Four hours of online meetings each month from September-May

  • Five hours of private mentoring with an experienced educator

  • Classwork will include lecture, experiential activities, singing and handwork

  • Assignments will include readings and viewing of pre-recorded videos

  • All material will be presented via zoom so you can join from anywhere

Enrollment Requirements

New sessions begin each September and enrollment is open to all.

There are no pre-requisites for this course. All you need is your passion for understanding the unfolding human being in the earliest years.

Additional Benefit

If you choose to move forward into a certificate program approved by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), completion of this course will count as credit for one week of in-person classes and a portion of your tuition will be applied to certificate tuition.

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