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.
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
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
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.”) Learn More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.