2019 WECAN EC Educators Conference

Spring Valley, New York
Friday, February 08, 2019



With keynote speaker Dr. Adam Blanning, Denver, CO

Every young child must work through a great weaving project--the bringing together of pre-birth intentions and innate soul capacities with hereditary gifts and challenges. Successful weaving gives the child not only a deeper sense of self, but also creates the essential foundation for moral health.  We will trace the incarnation process in order to better understand how we can all best know, recognize, and love the other. 

Together with Dr. Blanning we will explore how early childhood experiences relate to the development of later moral capacities in adulthood.  This is in relation to a larger theme we are working on that has to do with the social needs of the times, and to the World Early Childhood Conference in Dornach in April 2019, which will have as its theme “Individual Freedom and Social Responsibility - Seeking ways toward a human future”.

Study ​Suggestions in Preparation for the Conference: ​
Lecture 3, June 27, 1924, Education for Special Needs (The Curative Education Course) by Rudolf Steiner
Chapter 8, pages 82 – 94 in Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs by Adam Blanning.
*available ​at ​store.waldorfearlychildhood.org 

The 2019 conference will include a wide array of workshops and mini-sessions, a Friday evening marionette performance of “The Rock Spring Wonder” from Goethe’s Fairytale, and a performance  by Eurythmy Spring Valley on Saturday evening. 

The ​Vendor ​Hall ​will ​be ​open ​on ​Friday ​afternoon ​as ​well ​as ​all ​day ​Saturday, ​and ​information on ​training ​centers ​and ​sponsor ​organizations ​will ​be ​on ​display ​in ​the ​Hospitality ​Room. ​ 

Registrations ​are ​on ​a ​first-come, ​first-served ​basis. ​ ​Please ​register ​early ​to ​ensure ​a ​place! ​Online ​registration ​is ​open ​from ​December ​14th ​through ​January ​22nd. ​ ​

Attendance ​at ​the ​conference ​is ​open ​to ​those ​who ​are ​active ​in ​Waldorf ​early ​childhood ​education, ​as ​well ​as ​educational ​support ​teachers, ​care ​group ​members, ​eurythmists, ​and ​class ​teachers. ​

2019 WECAN EC Educators Conference
Friday, February 08, 2019 - Sunday, February 10, 2019

Threefold Community & Green Meadow Waldorf School
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Spring Valley, New York 10977
United States

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Conference Fees:
$240 - Full Conference Fee (non-WECAN affiliation)
$210 - Those who work in WECAN-member schools and programs
$180 - WECAN Individual Members

Click here for 2019 WECAN Conference Schedule

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2019 WECAN Conference Brochure

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If you would like to become an individual member and save $60 on your conference fees and receive additional discounts on publications at the conference, click here to become an Individual Member. Then when you register for the conference, select the WECAN Individual Member option and enter your Individual Member Discount Code.

Please note, your membership must be up-to-date before registering for the conference. Retroactive discounts will not be issued!

For questions about WECAN Individual Membership, please ask Melissa Lyons info@waldorfearlychildhood.org or 845-352-1690.

Payment Instructions

  • Credit cards and PayPal (info@waldorfearlychildhood.org) accepted when registering online.

    Checks/Money Orders in US funds only, payable to WECAN and sent to:

    2019 WECAN Conference
    Attn: Andrea Cooper
    285 Hungry Hollow Road
    Spring Valley, NY 10977

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