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 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 approximately 2000 Waldorf kindergartens, home programs, child care centers, and pre-schools in more than sixty countries throughout the world.

We are preparing a new website, it will soon be ready!

In the meantime, we hope, that you will find here some 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!












The IASWECE Newsletter - the most recent issue from March 2016

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Previous Issues:

 December 2016

 June 2015

 November 2014

 May 2014

 March 2014

 December 2013

 October 2013 

 July 2013 

 April 2013

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NEW: A Newsletter in Spanish, January 2015! Click here to open.



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 Friend of IASWECE! 

Thank you to all our current supporting members and donors!

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