Infant Class Now Enrolling

Morning Garden Parent Infant Class – Now Enrolling

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.

Enroll via TADS now!

Families are welcomed and encouraged to attend both Session 1 and 2.
Infant Classes will be held on:
Tuesdays 10:00—11:15

Fall Session
September 19—October 24

Spring Session
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.

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Assistant in After-School Program

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently seeking an assistant for our After-School Program for the 2017-18 school year. The position starts at the beginning of September and runs through early June of 2018.

Duties include preparing snacks, engaging the children in games and activities, helping monitor classroom and outdoor playtime, and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment.

Our After-School Program runs from 3-6pm daily and serves children ages 3 years – 13 years.

Open Position
After School Assistant (works with and assists our Lead After–School teacher)
Hours: 2:45 pm – 6:00 pm M – F
-15 minutes of prep before program start
Pay: Hourly beginning at $11.50/hour

Qualifications
High-school Diploma
2 years verifiable work with children
An interest in Waldorf education
Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances (less than 1 year old)

Application
(Must Include)
Cover Letter
Resume
Biography – one page (or less) document explaining your personal/professional background including how you became interested in working at the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh.
List of 3 professional references

To apply, please send application materials to: extendedcare@waldorfpittsburgh.org. Address application materials to Anna Phelps, Extended Care Coordinator.

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Join us for Waldifest

Waldifest is an end-of-the-school-year, beginning-of-summer social event for parents and friends of the school. All are welcome! Please click here for more information.

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Waldorf Education Centennial Approaching

A new video about the world-wide Waldorf movement has been created in honor of the upcoming centennial of Waldorf Education, 1919-2019.

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Violin Teacher

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is seeking a violin teacher for grades 3-8 for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are searching for a teacher who is comfortable instructing in a heterogeneous class setting. The ideal candidate will have training in music education, the ability to instruct violin, teaching 8-14 year old students, and must demonstrate good classroom management, parent and colleague communication, as well as desire to become part of a Waldorf community.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

No telephone inquiries please.

This is a part-time position: $25 per 45 minute lesson, seven lessons a week on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:45 pm.

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Early Childhood Assistant

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for the position of Early Childhood Program Assistant. Both full- and part-time assistant positions will be available for the 2017-2018 school year.

Position Overview
Assistant Teachers work collaboratively with Lead Teachers and other members of the Early Childhood Faculty / Staff to maintain the integrity and quality of WSP Early Childhood programs. Ideally, a program assistant will have training and/or experience in Waldorf education, as well as experience and/or training in working with young children. Kindness, warmth, patience, energy, and a genuine dedication to Waldorf Education are assets for this position.

To familiarize yourself with with Waldorf education, please visit whywaldorfworks.org or browse the content on this website.

How to Apply
To apply, a cover letter, resume, and three professional references may be emailed to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org in PDF or MS Word format. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would prefer the full-time position or if your time is limited.

Email applications are preferred.

Complete materials may also be sent to:

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh
201 S. Winebiddle Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
Attn: Early Childhood Hiring

No telephone inquiries please.

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