WECAN hosts an annual conference each February in Spring Valley, New York, and sponsors regional conferences throughout North America.

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2019 WECAN Early Childhood February West 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
Dr. Adam Blanning 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.

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2019 WECAN Early Childhood February West Coast 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 December 14th!
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2020 Waldorf100 Conference hosted by Chicago Waldorf School, Chicago, IL from June 22-25, 2020.
The conference is the culmination of the year-long festivities celebrating 100 years of Waldorf education worldwide. 
The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), and Alliance for Public Waldorf Education (APWE) invite you and your colleagues to join us in celebrating our past and planning for the future.
Keynote speakers will be announced soon. 


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