Early Childhood Intensive

Bringing Cultural Consciousness through Circles and Stories - Early Childhood Course

with Holly Koteen-Soule, Somer Serpe and guest presenter Leslie Woolverton

January 14-17, 2022 - Friday 4-6 PDT, Saturday-Monday 9-12 PDT

Leslie Woolverton has been a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator for 17 years. She primarily has taught two programs at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery School: The Parent/Child Class for 17 years and The Three-Day Nursery for 13 years. Leslie has been a certified Waldorf Educator since 2014. She is currently an active Committee Member of the WECAN IDEA Board in Chestnut Ridge, NY & also is mentoring a new teacher trainee at Sunbridge Institute. Leslie is a proud mother of one son, who now is attending Vassar College, and two grown stepchildren both married. Leslie is also an interior designer, an artist. In the upcoming 2021-22 school year, Leslie will be teaching at Silver Spring Day School. She is currently working on a novel on American Folk/Fairytales and the History of Oral Storytelling in America.

Holly Koteen-Soulé received her BA and MA from Antioch University in Seattle and studied Waldorf education at Emerson College. She was a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher for 25 years, first at the Seattle Waldorf School and then at the Bright Water School, where she taught Kindergarten and also pioneered the first Parent and Child classes in the Seattle area. She was a founding member of Sound Circle Center and is currently serving as the Director of Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the WECAN Board and served as the WECAN Coordinator of Teacher Education for five years. She is also member of the Pedagogical Section Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

Somer Serpe trained as an artist and as a teacher, earning her BFA degree at Parsons School of Design and her Masters in Waldorf Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge College. After teaching Nursery and Kindergarten at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School for 15 years, Somer now leads the Parent Child Program. Somer is a Northeast Regional Representative for WECAN and serves as a mentor for teachers and schools as well as an inspirational coach for parents. She leads workshops and parent education opportunities around the country. In the classroom, Somer enjoys gardening, puppetry, singing, purposeful work and creating healing stories for children and parents.

Registration Deadline is January 7, 2021

Cost of the program is $350.00 per participant (for all registered prior to December 15) Registration received after December 15 will be $400.00 per participant.

If you are a school looking to send five or more participants please contact the Business Manager for group rates businessmanager@soundcirclecenter.org.

Course Location: Virtual (A zoom link will be sent out a few days prior to the start of your course)