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PNW Waldorf Early Childhood Conference 2017

February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017


Our life sense gives us a window to our inner world. It helps us to know whether we are tired, hungry, or ill. The life sense creates the foundation for our sense of feeling well, of safety and contentment.

As a young child makes strides out into the world with steps of greater movement and independence, reciprocal steps inward need also to be made to help them orient and calm when the outer world does not know how to settle.

In this conference we will look at the relationship between outer motor milestones and our inner capacities for self-soothing. We will focus particularly on how this process is practiced each night as the child enters into sleep life, how it relates to the twelve senses, and how this process is commonly disrupted when children show patterns of anxiety, disruption, and overwhelm.

Weekend Schedule

Friday Night
6:00pm Registration
6:30pm – 8:30pm Opening and keynote

9:00am – 10:30am Singing and keynote
10:30am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Keynote
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Workshop A
3:30pm – 4:30pm Break
4:30pm – 6:00pm Workshop B

9:00am – 10:00am Singing and announcements
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm Keynote
12:00pm Closing

STARS Training

This conference is STARS approved. Individuals who work at Washington State licensed child care facilities and have a STARS ID may be eligible for reimbursement for the conference fee. You can find more information here:
DEL Training Reimbursement

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February 17, 2017
February 19, 2017


Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America