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

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Organizational Membership

WECAN invites and encourages all early childhood programs, including home-based kindergartens and childcare programs, birth to three programs and early childhood teacher education programs and institutes, to become organizational members. The WECAN organizational path to membership leads from Associate Member status to Full Membership.

WECAN Membership for Schools, Centers and Home Programs

The WECAN Shared Principles for Schools, Centers and Home Programs form the basis of our understanding of our work together in association, and are used in our organizational membership application and self-study processes

For more information on the benefits and criteria for these two membership categories, download one of our Membership Handbook for Schools, Centers and Home Programs

To discuss membership possibilities and obtain membership process documents for schools, centers or home programs, please contact Laura Mason, WECAN Membership Coordinator, at membership@waldorfearlychildhood.org

WECAN Membership for Teacher Education Programs and Institutes 

The WECAN Shared Principles for Early Childhood Teacher Education form the basis of our understanding of our work together in association, and are used in our organizational membership application and self-study processes.

For more information on the benefits and criteria download our Membership Handbook for Teacher Education Programs and Institutes.

2023-24 WECAN Institute Membership Handbook (English)

To discuss the possibility of membership for an early childhood teacher education program or institute and obtain membership process documents, please contact Ruth Ker, Teacher Education Coordinator at teachered@waldorfearlychildhood.org

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