Resources for Educators

Part of WECAN’s mission is to provide resources for Waldorf early childhood educators and for others who draw inspiration from the work of Rudolf Steiner in their work with young children. In addition to our Gateways newsletter and the books we publish and distribute through our online bookstore, we offer the following resources that can be downloaded:

EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE
Six Gestures for the Waldorf Early Childhood Educator (PDF)
Guidelines for Observing School Readiness (PDF)

SOCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICE
Healthy Organizational Practices Online Resource Part I (PDF)
Healthy Organizational Practices Online Resource Part II (PDF)
Best Practices With Parents (PDF)

The following documents are included in Professional Review and Evaluation in Waldorf Early Childhood Education, available from WECAN Books and are available here as PDF resources to use in review processes in WECAN Member schools and kindergartens: 

Early Childhood Educator Self-Evaluation Questionnaire, Long Form 
Early Childhood Educator Self-Evaluation Questionnaire, Short Form 
Parent-Child Facilitator and Evaluator Review Questions 
Checklist for the Evaluator 
Record of Observations by the Evaluator 
Evaluation Report 
Checklist for the Institution 
Questions for Colleagues 
Questions for Parents 

 

RESEARCH AND ARTICLES OF INTEREST
The following are collections of articles and studies from our Monthly Research Digest. To subscribe, click here

Play and Movement (PDF)
Early Intellectual Stimulation and Reading (PDF)
Media Exposure and Electronic Device Use (PDF)
Other Topics (Art, Storytelling and Stories, Health, Families/Parents, etc.)  (PDF)

OTHER RECOURCES 
Young Children in the Digital Age, from DEY - Defending the Early Years (PDF)

WECAN BOOKS CATALOG (PDF)

 

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