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Nurturing Young Children and Their Families

Resources for teachers, caregivers, parents, therapists, and anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of how to meet the needs of the young child in today's world. Practical and down-to-earth advice from experienced educators.

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A Child's Seasonal Treasury
$35.00
Timeless songs, verses, treats, and Nature's treasures to share throughout the seasons. This revised and expanded edition will bring joy to the process of learning--for children and for adults who care for them daily. Learn More

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A Warm and Gentle Welcome - The Gateways Series - Volume Five
$20.00
Edited by Margaret Ris and Trice Atchison

An essential compilation of articles on the vital years between birth and three. Learn More

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A Year in the Woods: Reflections on Leading an Outdoor Parent-and-Child Group
$18.00
In this beautifully illustrated journal, author and photographer Margaret Loescher chronicles the year she spent leading an outdoor parent-and-child group in Lincolnshire, England Learn More

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Childhood’s Garden
$28.00
Shaping Everyday Life Around the Needs of Young Children

Helle Heckmann

A unique book-and-DVD set that gives a glimpse into Helle Heckmann's program for children aged one to seven. Learn More

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Cradle of a Healthy Life
$14.00
Early Childhood and the Whole of Life
Nine WECAN Conference Lectures by Dr. Johanna Steegmans
With summaries of lectures by Dr. Gerald Karnow

The task of the Waldorf early childhood educator is to lead the young child into a healthy relationship with the body. In this we can work together with the anthroposophic physician, who seeks to redirect what has become diseased or malformed through actively engaging with Rudolf Steiner's picture of the human being in body, soul, and spirit. Learn More

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Creating a Home for Body, Soul, and Spirit - A New Approach to Childcare
$25.00
Bernadette Raichle

A comprehensive guide to a new way of working with out-of-home care of young children. Learn More

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Creating Connections
$14.00
Perspectives on Parent-and-Child Work in Waldorf Early Childhood Education
Edited by Susan Weber and Kimberly Lewis

A special and very important part of early childhood work is explored through a range of topics and perspectives, including several from parents.
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El Desarrollo del Niño y la Educación Preescolar Waldorf
$7.00
The Development of the Young Child and Waldorf Early Childhood Education
Louise deForest, translator

Este libro es una compilación de artículos previamente publicados en otros libros de WECAN y incluye un artículo excelente escrito por Roberto Trostli titulado, La Educación Preescolar Waldorf: El Mundo de la Primera Infancia. (This book is a compilation of articles previously published in English in other WECAN books and it includes an excellent article written by Roberto Trostli called “The Waldorf Kindergarten: the World of the Young Child.”)
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First Grade Readiness (Second Edition)
$25.00
This revised edition of an important resource for all Waldorf schools includes new material by editor Nancy Blanning, an article by Ruth
Ker on research supporting later school entry, and updated versions of the sample observation forms. Learn More

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For the Children of the World
$16.00
Stories and Recipes from the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education
Edited by Louise deForest


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Home Away From Home
$19.00
LifeWays Care of Children and Families
Cynthia Aldinger and Mary O' Connell

This book arises out of the work of LifeWays North America, which aims to radically change the direction organized child care has taken in the last few decades.
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In a Nutshell
$18.00
By Nancy Foster

Parents ask questions, and a master teacher answers. Learn More

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Love as the Source of Education: Words and Work of Helmut von Kügelgen
$14.00
Helmut von Kügelgen (1916–1998) was a champion of the Waldorf early childhood movement and a steadfast supporter of its growth in North America and around the world. In celebration of the centenary of his birth, we present this collection of some of his articles, lectures, and essays to carry with us into the future, always keeping in mind his central theme: love as the source of education. Learn More

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Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures - Therapeutic Support for Early Childhood, Volume Two
$28.00
Volume Two is a collection of all new material, with the exception of the inclusion of the useful essays on the twelve senses and sensory development from Volume One.

There are new sections on movement to nursery rhymes, bean bag imaginations for young children, and some pedagogical contemplation on what stands behind the visible movements and activities we do to support the child's incarnation on subtle as physical levels. Learn More

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Nurturing Children and Families - One Model of a Parent/Child Program in a Waldorf School, Second Edition
$18.00
Sarah Baldwin

A how-to guide for anyone interested in beginning a parent/child program. Learn More

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Nøkken: A Garden for Children (Second Edition)
$18.00
WECAN is pleased to present this classic book in a newly corrected and expanded edition, including an updated list of resources, a new bibliography, and selections from A Garden for Kids, the 2003 celebration of Nøkken. Learn More

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Out Comes the Sun DVD
$20.00
A DVD for childcare providers featuring Bernadette Raichle, Director of Awhina. Learn More

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Play With Us: Social Games for Young Children
$18.00
WECAN is delighted to be able to present one of Freya Jaffke's wonderful German-language resources in English for the first time. With games for indoors and outdoors, building skills and dexterity as well as for the pure joy of play, this small but rich collection will soon be an essential part of every early childhood educator's toolkit. Learn More

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The Child from Birth to Three in Waldorf Education and Child Care
$18.00
By Rainer Patzlaff, Claudia McKeen, Ina von Mackensen and Claudia Grah-Wittich
Translated from the German by Margot Saar

This is a clear and succinct summary of the anthroposophical view of child development from birth to three, with concrete and practical suggestions for care of young children in an out-of-home setting. Learn More

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The Creative Word
$16.00
This slim volume by Daniel Udo de Haes is full of important insights and wise guidance. Learn More

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The Seven Life Processes - Understanding and Supporting Them in Home, Kindergarten, and School
$22.00
Anthroposophical knowledge of human beings identifies and characterizes seven life processes that affect physical organ functions and life forces. A more detailed examination of these processes unlocks a deeper understanding of how living substances function and are effective within the human organism. Learn More

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Trust and Wonder
$16.00
A Waldorf Approach to Caring for Infants and Toddlers

Eldbjorg Gjessing Paulsen

It is said that human beings learn more in the first three years than in the next thirty. With the utmost reverence for this amazing period of life, a firm grounding in Anthroposophy, and many practical examples, an experienced Waldorf kindergarten teacher and mentor offers the fruits of her many years of living and working with the youngest children. Learn More

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What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten?
$15.00

Compiled and Introduced by Sharifa Oppenheimer


A collection of classic articles from the Waldorf Kindergarten Association Newsletter, with beautiful color photos and thoughtful introductions by Sharifa Oppenheimer. These articles were previously published in An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten and A Deeper Understanding of the Waldorf Kindergarten.

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You're Not The Boss of Me!
$32.00
Understanding the Six/Seven Year Old Transformation

Ruth Ker, editor

A wealth of insight and practical ideas from the WECAN Working Group on the Older Child in the Kindergarten. Learn More

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