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Six Essential Components of Waldorf Early Childhood Education

WECANThe Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) has created a YouTube channel with videos that explore six essential components of Waldorf early childhood education. The videos feature footage from Hartsbrook and other Waldorf schools.

Please follow the links below to view the videos.
 

Ample Time and Space
The first essential component of a Waldorf early childhood education is the provision of ample time and space for joyful, creative play and imagination.

Caring Environments
The second crucial component of a Waldorf early childhood education is the creation of caring environments that nourish the senses.

Consistent Rhythms
A third essential component of Waldorf early childhood education is the creation of consistent rhythms that promote health, security, and trust.

Real Life Activities
The fourth cornerstone of a Waldorf early childhood education is an immersion in real life activities that evoke reverence for the wonders of the world.

Relationships Based on Love
The fifth essential element of a Waldorf early childhood education is the fostering of relationships based on love, respect, and care for each child as unique in body, soul, and spirit.

Educators Committed
The sixth and final crucial component of a Waldorf early childhood education is the presence of educators committed to self-development and collaboration in community with others.