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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. WECAN is committed to nurturing childhood as a foundation for renewing human culture.

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WECAN 2021 Early Childhood Educators Conference- February 11-13, 2022

TOWARD A KINDER, MORE COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY:
Working Together toward Change

Keynote speakers Meggan Gill and Keelah Helwig


School Renewal and the Heart of Change -
Virtual Conference 

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), and Alliance for Public Waldorf Education (APWE) virtual conference on June 22 - 25 was attended by more than 900 educators. Conference content was recorded and is available to participants for one year following the conference.  

POST-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO VIEW THE RECORDED KEYNOTES AND WEBINARS. We will post a registration link here.  

Topics include: Bringing Courage to the Mirror with Keelah Helwig; Anti-Bias Education: Raising a Just Generation with Monique Marshall; Navigating the Intersections: A Systems Thinking Approach to Renewal with Victoria Reyes; Lifting the Veil of Complacency Towards Racism with Karina Haedo. We also highly recommend the workshop with Keelah Helwig on Unwrapping the Gifts of Biography as a Tool for Understanding Racial Development.

 

"Becoming..." Early Childhood Around the World

On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Waldorf Education, Waldorf 100 and the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) are pleased to present a film about early childhood today in the mirror of different cultures worldwide.

Two children play in a Waldorf early childhood classroom. These videos in English and Spanish  feature Waldorf early childhood education on several continents.

Two children play in a Waldorf early childhood classroom. These videos in English and Spanish  feature Waldorf early childhood education on several continents.

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