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WECAN 2023 Early Childhood Educators Conference

Toward A Kinder, More Compassionate Society – Finding our Ways
February 10-12, 2023, Spring Valley, NY – In Person and Online

This year we will continue our work on the theme, “Toward a Kinder, More Compassionate Society”, with a focus on “Finding Our Ways”. The conference will include collaborative presentations by colleagues from our WECAN IDEA Committee and Early Childhood Research Group – Nancy Blanning and Anjum Mir, Lynn Turner and Leslie Wetzonis-Woolverton, and Laurie Clark and Stephanie Hoelscher – as well as workshops, discussion groups, singing, a eurythmy performance, and puppetry. We are excited about this conference and hope you will join us!

In-Person and Online OptionsThis year we are returning to an in-person conference for the first time in three years. Those who cannot join us in Spring Valley can register for the conference. They will receive recordings of the main conference events a week after the conference, together with access to online discussion groups and workshops. Click here for a preliminary list of both in-person and online workshops.

Conference Study Material
In preparation for the 2023 conference, we recommend our newly released publication on the conference theme for individual and early childhood faculty study.
Toward a Kinder, More Compassionate Society: Working Together Toward Change includes the keynote lectures, workshops, and other resources from the 2022 conference.
Take advantage of the WECAN Books Sale taking place until December 23rd to receive a discount on this important resource!
Apply discount code WINTER2022 at checkout.
$19 $15.20 Order Now

Conference Study Material
In preparation for the 2023 conference, we recommend our newly released publication on the conference theme for individual and early childhood faculty study.
Toward a Kinder, More Compassionate Society: Working Together Toward Change includes the keynote lectures, workshops, and other resources from the 2022 conference.
Take advantage of the WECAN Books Sale taking place until December 23rd to receive a discount on this important resource!
Apply discount code WINTER2022 at checkout.

$19 $15.20 Order Now

Conference Registration Fees: Same fee for in-person or online participation

  • $260 Non-WECAN-Affiliated-Participant
  • $230 Participants who work in WECAN-member schools, institutes, and kindergartens
  • $200 WECAN Individual Members (Participants who have paid their annual dues and are individual members of WECAN) – Please note, your Individual Membership must be up-to-date before registering for the conference. 

To join WECAN as an Individual Member, please click here or contact Melissa Lyons at (845) 352-1690 or email mlyons@waldorfearlychildhood.org

Attendance at the conference is open to those who are active in Waldorf early childhood education, as well as educational support teachers, care group members, eurythmists, specialty teachers, and class teachers.

Registration (via the WECAN website) will open on January 9th and will close in late January, or when we sell out!

More information on housing and conference schedule coming soon.

If you have questions contact us at conference@waldorfearlychildhood.org.

We hope that you will join us! 

with warm wishes from the Conference Team

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