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Gateways Conference for Parents, Early Chilhood Educators, and Caregivers
Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 7:00 PM – Sun, 23 Apr 2017, 3:00 PM EDT
A Gateways Conference Featuring Stephen Spitalny
April 21 - 22, 2017
Workshops led by local experts
It is through the senses that we relate to the world around us, as well as to other human beings. The foundational senses develop first and are prerequisite to the later development of the higher senses. Upon the strength or weakness of the lower senses, the human being will meet the world with certainty and trust, or hesitation and fear. The healthy development of the senses continually transforms into new capacities as a child grows. What can adults do to support sense development?
The child's physical environment has a role in how the senses unfold. How can experiences in nature support sense development?
Attendees will enjoy a wide range of activities and workshops presented by leading Early Childhood Educators in Ontario. Among the workshops are, More Rhythm and Less Blues, which explores the value of rhythm in both the lives of children, and Pay Attention and Sit Still, which teaches why this directive is difficult for both children and adults. The weekend-long conference is a great resource for best practices to guide today’s increasingly over-stimulated children.
The conference will begin with a keynote by Early Childhood expert, Stephen Spitalny, on Friday, April 21st from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Toronto Waldorf School.
Childcare for children ages 3-9 is available on Saturday at the Toronto Waldorf School. A fee of $15 per child applies. You can reserve spots while registering online at: https://www.lifewaysontario.ca/programs/gateways-2016/ .
Spaces are limited.
Presented by LifeWays Ontario, Toronto Waldorf School and Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto
For the list of workshops and more information visit: https://www.lifewaysontario.ca/programs/gateways-2017/