Meet Stephen Spitalny on March 18th for a wonderful talk:
"How to Connect with the Young Child: Helping Your Child and Yourself Through Challenging Situations"
Early childhood consultant and writer Stephen Spitalny offers inspiring lectures, workshops and mentoring to teachers and parents around the world. Steve was a kindergarten teacher at the Santa Cruz (California) Waldorf School for 24 years.
Steve's mixed-age kindergarten included children from 3-years-old until they were ready for first grade. Since the mid-1990's, he has given workshops, lectures and courses on many themes for various institutions and groups throughout the world.
Steve is a faculty member for WISC (Waldorf Institute of Southern California), a former Board member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) as well as former editor of Gateways, the bi-annual newsletter of WECAN. He currently is leading a Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher Training in central China.
His many articles have been published in Gateways, Kindling and various other publications. Steve has 3 published books. His first book, "Connecting With Young Children: Educating the Will", was published in 2011 followed by "Conscious Parenting: A Guide to Living with Young Children" and "What's the Story: Storytelling as a Path Toward Living Happily Ever After" published in 2015. Read his blog at http://chamakanda.blogspot.com/ and check out his website http://chamakanda.com
Stephen offers teacher and parent mentoring and coaching, as well as workshops, lectures and courses on various themes including:
- Connecting With Young Children
- Spiritual Parenting/Mindful Parenting
- Creative Discipline
- Conscious Parenting
- Storytelling and Storymaking as Nourishment for the Young Child
- The Senses as the Windows to Connection with the World
- The World of the Young Child
- Beyond Sticks and Carrots
- Nurturing Imagination Through Creative Play
- Circle Time with Young Children
- Inner Work/Self Development for teachers and parents
- Child Study
- Cultural Diversity and Waldorf Education - Inclusiveness as a Practice