Receive the child in reverence, educate the child in love, release the child in freedom. 

                                                                                                       Rudolf Steiner

Waldorf early childhood education, also known as Steiner early years education, is devoted to the health, 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 sixty countries throughout the world.

  We hope, that our website will provide helpful information and answers to your questions about Waldorf early chidhood  education  around the world and about our association. Thank you for visiting our site!




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Updates on Projects and Activities

Newsletter from Waldorf Kindergartens in Vietnam
The Waldorf Kindergarten in Erevan, Armenia
Great Interest in Waldorf Eucation in Lithuania 
Waldorf Education in India 
Workshops and Other Activities of the Working Group on Ellersiek Hand Gesture Games 
Lectures from the Birth to Three Colloquium in Dornach 



How you can help!

IASWECE is active throughout the world in support of training and quality in Waldorf education for the little child, so that children throughout the world can find childcare centers, kindergartens, and early childhood programs offering optimal conditions for development. Please help us with this task, which grows more and more necessary every day. Join as a Supporting Member of IASWECE! 

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