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The mission of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America is to foster a new cultural impulse for the work with the young child from pre-birth to age seven. WECAN is committed to nurturing childhood as a foundation for renewing human culture.


2019 WECAN Early Childhood February East Coast Conference: 

Becoming Human: Early Childhood as the Foundation for a Moral Life
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adam Blanning

February 8-10, 2019 - Green Meadow Waldorf School, Spring Valley, NY

Our Conference is fully enrolled

Our 2019 keynote speaker will be Dr. Adam Blanning from Denver, Colorado, and he will explore with us how early childhood experiences relate to the development of later moral capacities in adulthood. This is in relation to a larger theme we are working on that has to do with the social needs of the times, and the World Early Childhood Conference in Dornach in mid-April 2019, which will have the theme “Individual Freedom and Social Responsibility - seeking ways toward a human future”. As always, the conference will include a wide array of workshops, mini-sessions, work-alike sessions, eurythmy, and puppetry.

Our Conference is now fully enrolled! However, if you would like to be put on our waiting list, please click here:

Conference Brochure and schedule (description of workshops, housing info, etc.).

Be sure your Individual Membership is up-to-date to benefit from the significant conference fee discount. Click here for more information.


2019 WECAN Early Childhood February Northwest Conference: 
A Collective Examination of how Race and Racism Affect Us All

Keynote speaker: Meggan Gill
February 15 - 17, 2019 - Whidbey Island Waldorf School, Clinton, WA

How has race shaped our own lives? Perhaps in ways we are not yet conscious of.  How is it informing our work with the children and families in our care? In the Spirit of Liberation, we will use the groundwork of interconnectedness that anthroposophy offers us to expand our understanding of ourselves in community.

Registration begins on December 14th at www.wecanpnw.com. 

For further information contact nwconference@waldorfearlychildhood.org.

On September 19, 2019, Waldorf education will proudly mark its 100th anniversary. From September 2018 through June 2020, Waldorf schools and communities around the world celebrate this anniversary through social and environmental impact projects. These campaigns aim to stimulate dialogue around human values in education and support initiatives that revitalize society and our relationship with our earth.

Click here for more on Waldorf 100!

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Individuals who wish to support and contribute to Waldorf early childhood education are invited to join WECAN. Schools, training centers, and home programs may also enter on the path of organizational membership.


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'Becoming Human:  Early Childhood as the Foundation for a Moral Life’
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