Early Childhood

Teacher Training Concentration

New Cohort Begins This Summer

26 month Program designed for the busy full-time working teacher.

Place-Based & Play-Based Educational Tenets

The foundation of the Practical & Pedagogical Early Childhood courses providing teacher-candidates a strong foundation in early childhood education.

Areas of Focus:

    • Focus on Child Development, ages 3-6 (Overview of developmental phases all ages)
    • Rhythms of the day, week, year & their significance in the life of the classroom and the young child
    • Circle Activities, seasonal festivals, crafts & storytelling
    • Visual Arts with watercolor painting, drawing
    • Speech Arts for the Early Childhood teacher
    • Developmentally Appropriate Games & Finger games
    • Puppetry, simple puppetry, more complex marionettes and presentations to the children
    • Temporal Arts with eurythmy, singing and playing instruments.
    • Student Observation, Working witth Diverse Needs, Kindergarten and First Grade Readiness
    • Field Mentor support on-site in your Classroom
Instructor and Student
Instructor and Student

Additional Coursework

Gradalis Early Childhood Concentration Program offers eight (8) courses for a total of 490 contact hours with the addition of 73 hours credited to the following:

    • Candidate’s Curriculum Project (Due Last Semester)
    • Class Study
    • Child Study

Other coursework gives candidates a foundation in Steiner’s Philosophical Foundations and how to work with remedial needs, as well as child observation, first grade readiness and a full spectrum of foundational work necessary to become a teacher in schools inspired by Waldorf principles.

Enroll Today to Begin Training
This Summer

“Having earned my Gradalis Teaching Certification, I feel confident providing developmentally appropriate curriculum within my classroom and providing leadership to my school. I know that I can go anywhere in the world and be welcomed within the Waldorf movement.” – 2019 Class Teacher Graduate

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–Rudolf Steiner


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