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Understanding and Supporting Child Development

  • Port Macquarie Steiner School 8 Table Street Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444 Australia (map)

This workshop is for parents and caregivers of babies through to primary school children.
It will:

• Bring a pictorial chart of the stages of child development from birth to adolescence, then focus on birth to 9 years;

• Discuss healthy though sometimes difficult behaviours to expect within each age;

• Discuss practical ways to ‘meet’ your child in each stage;

• Bring examples of how parents can support from home, what is brought through the Steiner curriculum.

Melanie Deefholts has been supporting parents and teachers in various schools through adult
education for the past 9 years. She specialises in understanding child development through
observations of daily life and how to work with this in a living way within the home and the
classroom She works with parents as well as teachers in private and group education and also
works directly with young adults as a facilitator of the Social Understanding, Gender and
Sexuality program for Developing the Self Developing the World. Melanie regularly works in
various Waldorf Schools in Bellingen, Armidale, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Geelong and a
number of Victorian Schools.

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For bookings or to find out more please email the school
Or call 0475 083 956