WECAN hosts an annual conference each February in Spring Valley, New York, and sponsors regional conferences throughout North America.
Registration is now open for WECAN's 2014 Early Childhood Educators Conference: Nurturing the Sense of Life and Wellbeing in Young Children and the Adults Who Care for Them.
This year's keynote speakers include Susan Weber, Ruth Ker, and Patricia Rubano.
Please join us as we strive to awaken and nurture in ourselves the understanding and capacities needed for supporting a healthy life in young children and the adults who care for them. Workshops, mini-sessions, and work-alike sessions will address various aspects of the conference theme and our work with children from birth to school entrance and their families. The conference will also offer puppetry and marionette performances by Suzanne Down and Janene Ping, singing with Eleanor Winship, a eurythmy performance, a large vendor hall, and several pre- and post-conference meetings.
To register online, click here.
To mail in a registration, fill out the form at the end of the conference brochure. All mail-in registrations must be postmarked by January 13 to meet the deadline.
Each year, the WECAN February conference held in Spring Valley, NY draws over 300 Waldorf early childhood educators to further their professional development, strengthen connections with colleagues, deepen the anthroposophical basis of the Waldorf early childhood work, and find artistic and social refreshment. Threefold Educational Center and Green Meadow Waldorf School provide the facilities for the annual conference.
Recent conference keynote speakers and themes:
2013 Renate Long-Breipohl: The Education of Feeling
2012 Susan Weber and Philipp Reubke: Offering Support for the Incarnation Process
2011 Nancy Blanning, Laurie Clark, Jane Swain: Movement — A Path Toward Freedom
2010 Dr. Gerald Karnow: Deepening Our Capacities to Meet the Children in Our Care
We are grateful to our sponsors and individual donors for their support.
Benefactor- and Supporter-level sponsors of the 2013 conference were:
Nova Natural Toys and Crafts
W.S. Badger Company
AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America)
Hungry Hollow Co-op
Green Meadow Waldorf School
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