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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

Working Together toward Change

Keynote speakers Meggan Gill, Keelah Helwig and Joaquin Muñoz

School Renewal and the Heart of Change -
Virtual Conference 

If you missed the wonderful conference in June, it is now possible to register for access to the recordings of keynotes, webinars, and other events, which you will be able to view until June 2022. 

Individuals may register for $120 each, and will have access to all the keynote speakers and webinars. Whether used for professional development or to study conference content with faculty and staff, this is a great opportunity for all. 

Here are some of the recordings: 

Bringing Courage to the Mirror - Keelah Helwig
Anti-Bias Education  - Raising a Just Generation - Monique Marshall
Navigating the Intersections: A Systems Thinking Approach to Renewal - Victoria Reyes
Lifting the Veil of Complacency Toward Racism - Karina Haedo
Q&A Sessions for each Keynote

Unwrapping the Gifts of Biography As a Tool for Understanding our Racial Identity Development - Keelah Helwig
Reawakening the Sacred in the Practical - Being Human, Being Economic and Being in Community, 3 sessions with John Bloom
International Connections: Saying Yes with Responsibility and Courage - Florian Osswald
Trauma Pedagogy in our Schools and Communities, with Dr. Ida Oberman

And more!  Register here.

"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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