Welcome to the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE)!
Waldorf early childhood education, also known as Steiner early years education, is devoted to the education and care of the young child from birth to school entrance.
Waldorf early childhood educators seek to nurture the development of each child’s unique capacities by offering warm, homelike environments with opportunities for imaginative play, meaningful purposeful work, and experiences in the arts, in nature and in community. There are nearly 2000 Waldorf kindergartens, home programs, child care centers, and pre-schools in more than 70 countries throughout the world.
We hope that our website will provide helpful information and answers to your questions about Waldorf early childhood education around the world and about our association. Thank you for visiting our site!
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).