Waldorf Group: Parent/Child Class


Dear Families,
As we're feeling spring's warmer breath and the flowers and buds are opening, it's time to register for the Spring session of our Parent-Child classes. Classes will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

We'll continue to have a Friday class on the westside at the SelfDesign Centre, and a Saturday class in Strathcona at the community centre. We welcome Valeriana Bodijar, who will be our teacher for both classes.  Valeriana is an Early Childhood Waldorf Teacher and Parenting Consultant offering unique insight into child development and family dynamics.  She has worked with parents and children for over 16 years, creating unique educational programs, teaching at the Vancouver Waldorf School, and sharing her wisdom and expertise in mindful parenting and supporting healthy families.

There will be a parent orientation night for both classes on April 11th at the Strathcona Community Centre at 7pm. This is a parent-only night, a time to meet Valeriana and connect with the other parents, learn about the rhythm of the class and answer any questions you may have about our upcoming experience together.

The classes will run for 8 weeks. The Westside class will run April 13 to June 1. The Eastside class will not run April 21, so will go April 14 to June 9. Cost will be $160 for the first child and $80 for additional siblings over 2, under 2's are free. Once you've registered we'll send you information about payment.

Please find the registration form here.
If you have any questions or need help registering, please send an email to catherinedinim@telus.net

We hope you will join us!
Catherine Chapman Dinim 


I think some of you might be interested in a new group exploring Waldorf/Steiner education within the city of Vancouver and its new mixed-age parent child class starting next week. The info is below:

Dear Friends,

We invite you to become a member of our community of parents, educators, and students. We are exploring the work of Rudolf Steiner through a 2011-2012 speaker series, a Steiner education reading group, seasonal festivals and community building. Our goal is the development of a Waldorf school in the city.

Membership benefits include our speaker series, festivals and Waldorf-inspired special events, the Steiner study group, and access to our growing Waldorf lending library. It also includes eligibility for a Friday morning parent-child class led by an experienced Lifeways teacher, which will begin its first term at the Pacific Spirit School campus Nov. 11 (tuition for this is additional).

Most of all, membership is a way of supporting this effort at its inception and helping Waldorf education take root in Vancouver.

Membership is $45/year per family. Payment can be sent via paypal to waldorfinvancouver@gmail.com or by visiting this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=J283AVCWZNN86 For more information, please contact us at waldorfinvancouver@gmail.com. And please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WaldorfinVancouver.

Thank you so much for your support in founding this community.

The Waldorf in Vancouver Steering Committee