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Director of Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education

Rudolf Steiner College Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Feb 8

Category: Permanent, Full-Time

Location: Thornhill, Ontario 

Salary Range: $65,000 to $80,000 CAD


Summary Description



The Director of Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education leads Rudolf Steiner College Canada’s (RSCC) Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education programs. Reporting to the RSCC executive director, this role embraces pedagogical responsibilities and program administration. The director is the lead instructor and organizer of the Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education one-year full-time program and the two part-time programs: the one-year Birth-to-Three program, and the two-year Birth-to-Seven program.

 The director is responsible for the delivery and quality of programs including content provided by other faculty members and contributes actively to course design improvements.

Beyond RSCC the director is an important participant in international discussions on early childhood teacher education and consults with early childhood education colleagues around the world: engaging in pedagogical research and representing RSCC at the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and the International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE).

Candidate Qualifications
• Expert knowledge of the anthroposophical understanding of human development with a focus on early childhood including the pre-birth period, the changing nature of the infant/child consciousness, and the conditions and techniques required for supporting infant/child development in family and childcare settings 
• Expert knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy both conceptual and practical, including an understanding of how Waldorf approaches are relevant to early childhood education, and how an anthroposophical approach differs from other approaches to early childhood education.
• Capacity to design and present sophisticated adult education courses based on more than five-years of relevant experience, combining a strong ego presence with the delicacy and warmth of soul required for early childhood education.
• Strong administrative capacities to manage program enrollment, fundraising proposals, regulatory requirements and other administrative tasks

For More Information

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to executive director James Brian at jbrian@rscc.ca. A detailed job description is available upon request. Interviews will be held in person or on Zoom in early March 2022. For more information on RSCC and our ECE programs please see www.rscc.ca

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