LifeWays Trainings

Northeast LifeWays Early Childhood and Human Development Training
2008-2009 in Freeport, Maine
Director: Susan Silverio – 207-763-4652 –

Information Sheet

Dates: Session One: July 14 – 24, 2008; Session Two: Oct.10-13, 2008 (Friday evening – Mon. noon) Session Three: April 17-20, 2009 (Friday evening – Mon. noon); Final Session: July 20 – August 1, 2009

Location: Community Hall, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, Maine

Sample Schedule:
Opening Night
3:00 p.m. – Registration Open
4 – 5:30 p.m. – Welcome, Introductions, Biography

Weekdays and Saturdays (summer sessions have a Sat. field trip to Spindlewood in Lincolnville, Maine)
Breakfast on your own
8:00 a.m. – Morning Song and Announcements
8:15 a.m. – Human Growth and Development Course
9:30 a.m. – Movement – Spacial Dynamics/Eurythmy
10:30 a.m. – Break
1:00 a.m. – Child, Family and Community Course
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Clean-Up/Fresh Air Walk on your own
2:00 p.m. – Domestic and Nurturing Arts
3:00 p.m. – Music/Speech
4:00 p.m. – Handwork (snacks available)
5:30 p.m. – Closing Verse
Dinner on your own
7:00 p.m. – (Most evenings have no classes; Open Discussion/Artistic presentation on some evenings)

Core Teaching Staff: Susan Silverio (Child, Family and Community, Domestic/Nurturing Arts), Rachel Ross (Human Growth and Development, Eurythmy), Donna Wenckus (Handwork), Mariah Moser (Music) John Saccone (Spacial Dynamics), Suzanne Down (Puppetry/Speech Development), Elizabeth Sustick, R.N. (Nurturing and Nourishing)Sarah Baldwin (Parent-Child Program Development) and many guest teachers.

Tuition, Mentor, Supply and Application Fees: Tuition is $3400 plus a $500 mentor fee and $300 supply fee. If full tuition is paid by May 1, there is a $400 tuition discount. Please write or call regarding limited scholarship or to set up a payment plan. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Housing: Some guest houses and rooms from $25-45/night. On campus, cots and sleeping bag space, as well as areas for tenting at $10/night. Local bed & breakfasts and hotels.

Meals: Snacks and daily organic hot lunch are included in tuition. Student provides own breakfast and dinner.

Other Possible Costs: Student is responsible for mentor’s travel expenses for two-day observation. Student is also required to bring a pentatonic lyre or kinderharp to the training. They are available for purchase through Ted Maehr 831-277-3971, A Child’s Dream Come True 208-255-1664 and Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore 916-961-8729 among other places. Required books are available from SteinerBooks 800-856-8664,; Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore 916-961-8729; or Sunbridge College Bookstore 845-425-0983. The Developing Child: the First Seven Years is available through Waldorf Early Childhood Association Publications 845-352-1690, Sing a Song with Baby and This is the Way We Work-A-Day can be ordered directly from or 262-642-5921.

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