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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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JUNE 22-25, 2021 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) invite you and your colleagues to join us in celebrating our past and planning for the future.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! REGISTRATIONS CLOSES JUNE 17th.
Group discounts are available for schools.


Conference content will be recorded and available on demand for one year following the conference. Even if you are unable to attend live keynote sessions, keynote Q&A sessions, and webinars, your registration will give access to all recorded materials.

WECAN Spring Appeal


This year, more than ever before, we need one another’s support and encouragement. More than ever before, we need to stand for love. 

Please consider making a gift to WECAN so that we can continue to provide resources and support to all those who love Waldorf early childhood education.
Click on the DONATE NOW button at the bottom right of this page. To read our spring appeal message click here.
With gratitude.

"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.

An early childhood class goes for a walk at Sunrise Waldorf School, Canada.The sidebar directs us to learn about W.E.C.A.N. membership.

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Individuals who wish to support and contribute to Waldorf early childhood education are invited to join WECAN. Schools, training centers, and home programs may also enter on the path of organizational membership.

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Find A Program Header At Heart in Hand Preschool, children knead dough with a teacher. This sidebar directs visitors to Waldorf early childhood programs in North America.

Waldorf kindergartens and early childhood programs in North America: see if there is a program in your area.
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WECAN Diversity Statement

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WECAN Board Accountability Statement

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Resources for the Corona-Virus Crisis

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Join the WECAN Community Hub

We have established a new WECAN Community Hub for engaging in conversation and sharing resources, with subgroups for Parent Child, Birth to Three, Home Programs, Early Childhood Teacher Educators, and WECAN Organizational Members.
We now have 900 members and would like to invite you to join as well.
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