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

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Treasure Garden School – Fair Oaks, CA

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What is Waldorf Early Childhood Education?

Is there a Waldorf early childhood “curriculum?” Are there specific activities — perhaps puppet plays or watercolor painting, for example-that are required in a Waldorf program? Are there certain materials and furnishings-lazured, soft-colored walls, handmade playthings, natural materials, beeswax crayons—that are essential ingredients of a Waldorf setting? What is it that makes Waldorf early childhood education “Waldorf?” Rudolf Steiner spoke on a number of occasions about the essentials of education and of early childhood education. His words shed light on what he considered fundamental… “Letting the Children Be Children”.

WECAN Videos

Ample Time and Space (Part 1 in a series of 6)
Caring Environments (Part 2 in a series of 6)
Consistent Rhythms (Part 3 in a series of 6)
Real Life Activities (Part 4 in a series of 6)
Relationships Based on Love (Part 5 in a series of 6)
Educators Committed (Part 6 in a series of 6)

Waldorf Early Childhood Around the World

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Why Waldorf?

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The Hartsbrook School, Hadley, MA

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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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