Adult Education

Adult Education Opportunities at the Austin Waldorf School Through the Adult Education Program, the Austin Waldorf School endeavors to create and offer opportunities for parents and the wider community to increase their understanding of Waldorf education. Our lectures and workshops allow our faculty to share their expertise as well as engage the community in personal development. The program also hosts distinguished guest speakers from around the world. We are currently creating our schedule of upcomming events.


Presented by Carol Toole
When:  Three Saturday Mornings
February 7, 14, 21, 2015
Time:   9:30 am -12:00 noon
Place:  Austin Waldorf School Kindergarten
Fee: $115.00 individual; $180 per couple
(includes booklet, materials, refreshments, and future mailings of a seasonal packet)

-Young children are wellsprings of life forces.  These forces are seen bubbling forth in their inquisitiveness and enthusiasm, and in their phenomenal physical growth.  They manifest in the child’s playful efforts to overcome gravity and to stand upright, to master speech and to light up with the beginnings of thought.  We will discuss how to protect these forces, allowing healthy language, sensory and motor development.  Participants will create a simple first doll as well as learn activities, rhymes, stories and song to uplift daily routines.

This workshop is for adults only, though nursing infants (not yet crawling) are welcome.  It is highly recommended for parents interested in Waldorf education for their child’s school years, or anyone who wishes to understand the nature of childhood.

Carol Toole began Waldorf Early Childhood Training in 1980.  She has since been a teacher of all ages, a storyteller, parent educator; and always a student!

Please download, complete and submit The First Four Years (pdf Version) with a check made payable to Carol Toole. Your reservation is guaranteed once the payment has been received. You may drop your completed form by the Main Office, or mail it to:
Austin Waldorf School Attn: Carol Toole/The First Four Years 8700 South View Road Austin, TX 78737
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The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit educational institution, 501(c)3, that welcomes students and families of any religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin.
The Austin Waldorf School is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
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