The Official Website for The Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

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Welcome to WECAN

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.

This year in our Spring Appeal, we invite you to join us in supporting our colleagues in reGeneration who are working to bring healing to children and families suffering from trauma and toxic stress in the conflict zone of the Middle East.

ReGeneration is an organization that has been on the ground in the region for many years, working to support children and families through holistic education dedicated to peace and community wellness. Their activities include:

~ Supporting Waldorf initiatives that bring Arab and Jewish children and families together in kindergartens and schools such as Tamrat El Zeitun and Ein Bustan.
~ Partnering with and co-sponsoring trauma-informed schools for children in Israel and the West Bank, establishing safe, stable, and calm environments that help alleviate stress.
~ Hosting conferences and trainings focused on educating children in crisis zones.

Please join us in supporting the transformative work of reGeneration in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank! Learn more about reGeneration and its mission.

Please donate online today or call our office at 845-352-1690 for personalized assistance. Please note that 100% of this Spring Appeal will go to reGeneration to support its work with children. All donations to WECAN are tax-deductible.

SAVE THE DATE: February 7-9, 2025 in Spring Valley, NY – In-Person WECAN Early Childhood Educators Conference
For more information click here.


2022-23 was an active year for WECAN. Highlights include our DEIJ Self-Audit process with Alma Partners, research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, new publications, conferences, professional development opportunities, a re-design of our WECAN online store, new resources on our website, support for international activities, and developments in our teacher education, birth to three, and membership activity.

Please share this Annual Report with board members, colleagues, and parents interested in learning more about WECAN as an organization.

Click here to view our Annual Report.

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.

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WECAN Board Member outing

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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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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 1000 members and would like to invite you to join as well.

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