IASWECE has international working groups in a number of areas that have to do with the development of Steiner/Waldorf early childhood education, such as birth to three, early childhood teacher education, diversity, movement and hand gesture games, and the older child in kindergarten and the transition from kindergarten to school. Reports on their work are published on a regular basis in the IASWECE e-Newsletter. You will find also some of them below:
The Child from Birth to Three
- Essential Characteristics of Steiner/Waldorf Education for the Child from Birth to Three
- Guidelines for Birth to Three Training
- “On the Inner Attitude of the Adult in the Education of the Young Child and in Working with Parents” – Martin Derrez
- “Child Care for Birth to Three Years Olds – Experiences and Questions” – Helle Heckmann
Articles on the theme of sleep are here.
- The Universal Human Spirit of Waldorf Early Childhood Education
- “What are the treasures of your culture for the future? Reflections on Cultural Diversity and Waldorf Education” – Mary-G. Häuptle
Transition from Kindergarten to School
- “About School Readiness” – Edmond Schoorel
- “The Metamorphosis of Growth Forces into Thinking Forces” – Claudia Mckeen
- “Standing for the Children in Our Care” – Ruth Ker
- The Gift of Time? School Starting Age and Mental Health – Thomas Dee and Hans Henrik Sievertsen
You can find teacher education documents in the section about “Training”.