The Washington Waldorf School is pleased to offer a variety of adult education opportunities throughout the school year to support, engage, and inspire our families and the wider community. The range of events include film screenings, lectures on pertinent topics of interest by outside experts, workshops, and more. While many of these events are primarily directed at parents, they generally are of wider interest, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Most events are free.

The best sources of information on upcoming adult education events are our weekly bulletin and online calendar. 

Creating Safe Harbor in the Storm

Young Children and the Pandemic Environment with Liz Hagerman 

Tuesday, March 8 at 8pm

We will discuss the impact of the pandemic on our children’s social and emotional well-being, and the importance of parent self-care in meeting the challenges of parenting in the pandemic. This session is part presentation and part conversation. 

Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 751 3595 1102 | Passcode: z8BsZe

Liz Hagerman is a therapist at the Center for Family Well Being, a holistic integrative therapy practice for children, teens, adults, and families. She works with the youngest children up into the early grades. She is a Counselor, a board-certified Dance/Movement Therapist, early childhood professional. Since 2007, Liz has studied the Pikler® approach at the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary and will soon become one of the first Certified Pikler® Professionals in North America. Liz has worked with young children and their parents in both school settings and therapeutically through play since 2001. She is also on the faculty of the Infant and Young Child Observation Program at WBCP. Liz is an advocate for connecting with nature, and in the summer, she fishes for salmon on her family’s commercial fishing vessel in Alaska. She is also the mother of two amazing sons, now in their 20s, who are alumni of Acorn Hill and WWS.


Past Events Include

  • Nancy Blanning, Sensing the World and Building the Brain-Partners for Life
  • Elizabeth Rule, "Indigenous Voices" discussion hosted by WWS's Committee for Diversity, Equity and Social Justice.
  • Parent Education Evening, with Lani Hill: Developmental Milestones: A Road Map for Parents 
  • Hygienic Eurythmy Course with Susan Walsh, Therapeutic Eurythmist
  • Next Steps, First Grade and Beyond, with Jennifer Page 
  • Left to Their Own Devices: Helping Our Children Navigate the Digital World; A Talk for Parents by Diana Graber, Founder of CyberCivics 
  • The Spiritual and Religious Needs of Children; Co-sponsored by the WWS Diversity Committee & the Christian Community of Greater Washington-Baltimore 
  • Introduction to Biodynamic Beekeeping: A Workshop with Gunther Hauk of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
  • Three Tsunamis of the Soul: Teens Won’t Drown If They Reach Higher Ground with Douglas Gerwin