Welcome to the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE)!
1,100 schools and 1,700 kindergartens practice Steiner/Waldorf educational principles in over 80 countries on all continents of the earth. One hundred years after the first Waldorf school opened, the movement has become a world-wide force for educating young people by promoting individual freedom, equality and brotherhood/sisterhood, and the peaceful coexistence of humanity as the starting point and objective of all pedagogical activity. Waldorf 100 aspires to further develop the cooperation and effectiveness of Waldorf education in a global exchange throughout the entire world – and with you!
As a genuine grass-roots movement, Waldorf education always lives from the specific initiatives of specific people. We are planning our Centennial as a festival in which every school can contribute locally, by region, by continent, or world-wide. What that means specifically depends on your ideas.Would you perhaps like to make your own indoor or outdoor surroundings more beautiful? Invite the parents to a family festival in your kindergarten? Host a public event? Take on an environmental project? Establish a partnership with a kindergarten or child care in another part of the world or one next door? We warmly welcome all ideas!
The IASWECE suggests three larger themes: Loving deeds for nature and the earth – Social action – Courage for the future.- You can download the flyer with the suggestions in English – in German – in Spanish.
A German-English publication of the lectures from the 2015 Transitions Conference that took place at the Goetheanum in 2015 is now available. For information on ordering copies contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (for North America).