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

2019 WECAN Early Childhood February West Coast Conference: 
Becoming Human: Early Childhood as the Foundation for a Moral Life

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adam Blanning
On February 8-10, 2019  in Spring Valley, NY, 385 Waldorf early childhood educators met to further their professional development, strengthen connections with colleagues, deepen the anthroposophical basis of Waldorf early childhood work, and find artistic and social refreshment at our annual conference at the Threefold Education Center and Green Meadow Waldorf School.

We would especially like to thank the following Sponsors of the 2019 Conference:
Danish Woolen Delight
New Adult Learning
Mercurius US and CANADA
Sunbrige Institute
Waldorf Publications/Research Institute for Waldorf Education

and our Conference Supporters:
Alkion Center for Adult Education
Center for Anthroposophy
Eurythmy Spring Valley
Fiber Craft Studio
LifeWays North America
The Pfiffer Center/Threefold Educational Foundation & School
Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine 
Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto
Sophia's Hearth Family Center
Spacial Dynamics Institute
Warmth and Weather
W.S. Badger Company
West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

The tentative date for next year’s conference is February 7 - 9, 2020 - we look forward to seeing you there!

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.

World Early Childhood Conference 2019

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Waldorf100 Conference hosted by Chicago Waldorf School, Chicago, IL from June 22-26, 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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