Welcome to WECAN

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. Based on an anthroposophical understanding of human development, WECAN is committed to protecting and nurturing childhood as a foundation for renewing human culture.


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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.


Waldorf kindergartens and early childhood programs in North America: see if there is a program in your area.
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Our 2017 Early Childhood Educators Conference, The Healing Power of Language and Story: Therapeutic Storytelling for the Young Child, will take place in Spring Valley, NY,  February 10-12, 2017.  Registration is open Dec. 9 - Jan. 20, 2017.  Click here to register!

The WECAN Pacific Northwest Early Childhood Conference, Diving Into the Well: Supporting the Young Child's Connection to Their Life Sendse in a Chaotic World, will take place February 17-19, 2017, Whidbey Island Waldorf School, Clinton, WA.  Click here for more information! 


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Information about workshops, conferences, courses, and other activities in North America and worldwide.
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