Dear colleagues and friends!
The large community of children, parents and teachers that surround the world, is
facing with strength and courage the pandemic situation we are all living in. In
different parts of the world, new impulses are arising to help one another to overcome
this challenge. In this newsletter, we want to gather some of these examples: the
importance of being in nature with the children, acting for the economic survival of
pedagogical initiatives, helping the parents and the teachers, and reflecting on the
positive outcomes. We hope you will find inspiration out of all these examples.
During the recent online meeting of the IASWECE Council we have welcomed with
great joy two new member country associations: the East African Federation of
Waldorf Schools and the Korean Association for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood
Education. You will also find a wonderful report of one of our projects, Lebanon.
Together with the reports of these countries, we are presenting the study work that
the Council has been engaged in on the theme of Diversity, echoing the social need we
We want to draw your attention to the special English language issue of Early
Childhood - Frühe Kindheit published by the German journal Erziehungskunst.
We all have a deep wish to meet each other again, with no restrictions between us! In
this newsletter you will find the invitation both to the new Care1 Conference 2021 as
well as to the Worldwide Teachers Conference 2022.
We wish you strength for peace and joy!
on behalf of the IASWECE coordinating group