Life of the Child Conference explores alternative education March 22-23

The Lake Champlain Waldorf School hosts its annual Life of the Child Conference on March 22-23. This year, renowned neurophysiologist and educator Carla Hannaford Ph.D presents a two-day workshop exploring how movement, music, and play are essential for learning and creativity. 

In this experiential workshop, Dr. Hannaford will show why and how the body plays an essential role in learning. She will present her accessible, cutting-edge brain research and give participants the opportunity to practice effective movement techniques that make it easier to work, learn, parent, and teach. Participants will leave with new parenting strategies, revolutionary ideas for the classroom, and alternative methods for treating ADHD.

Pam Graham, Admissions Director at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School, explained the school’s interest: “Waldorf education was founded almost a century ago, but it takes a holistic approach to learning that is backed by contemporary neuroscience.  We are eager to bring forward research that helps parents and teachers work with all of a child’s potential.” Waldorf education offers its students rich academics that are infused with arts, music, and movement, an emphasis on social responsibility, and a deep connection to nature.

The conference features an evening workshop on Friday, March 22 from 7-9 pm. The event continues Saturday from 8 am-1 pm, with an optional brown bag lunch discussion on “The Dominance Factor” from 1:15-2:15 pm. The conference fee is $60 ($49 for seniors and students). The Friday evening presentation is $20. The Lake Champlain Waldorf School is located at 359 Turtle Lane, Shelburne. Please contact Pam Graham with questions or to register for the conference: (802) 985-2827 x12 or


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