Each 6 week series in this infant and caregiver class will focus on observation and understanding of babies’ development and unique personalities, attuning and responding, giving babies space to explore and communicate with one another, and bonding with other caregivers and families. This will create an early sense of community and sharing for even the youngest Waldorf child. Information shared will include body and brain development, rhythm as temperament, and the meaning of attunement. Each class will weave observation with some education and awareness building and engagement activities.
Families are welcomed and encouraged to attend both Session 1 and 2.
Infant Classes will be held on:
September 19—October 24
April 10—May 15
This year our infant class will be taught by Dawn Penney. Dawn has 17 years experience as a Dance Movement Therapist, a psychotherapeutic approach to whole person health and development. DMT uses a lens of observation and assessment of movement to understand the inner temperament and needs of even the youngest individual. She also practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor for both Adults and Children, Yoga teacher for adults, children and families, and teaches about Creativity at Seton Hill University. Additionally, Dawn created and taught an infant caregiver attunement through movement and rhythm class in Chicago for 4 years before finding her home in Pittsburgh. Her most important job is as mama to her 3 Waldorf Children. In this class, Dawn will share her passion and understanding of the importance of early infant and child development and attunement, facilitating a special bond and unique dialogue between each pair.