Love as the Source of Education

The Life Work of Helmut von Kügelgen

Helmut von Kügelgen; Edited by Susan Howard

Out of print

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  • A special collection of Kügelgen's work to mark the centenary of his birth
  • Includes a series of articles, lectures and essays
  • Focuses primarily on early years education

A collection of Kügelgen's articles, lectures and essays on early years education, to celebrate the centenary of his birth

228 x 152 mm
WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Steiner-Waldorf Education; WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
b/w illustrations
134 pages
Publication date:
26 Jan 2017


Helmut von Kügelgen was a champion of the Waldorf early childhood movement and a steadfast supporter of its growth in North America. In celebration of the centenary of his birth, WECAN presents this collection of some of his articles, lectures, and essays to carry with us into the future, always keeping in mind his central theme: love as the source of education.


'The publication of this collection of writings [...] provides a wonderful opportunity to follow an approach to questions of education through the spiritual reality of the human being and his or her spiritual task on earth.'
--New View


Helmut von Kügelgen (1916-1998) spent thirty years as a teacher at the original Waldorf school in Stuttgart and was a founder of the International Association of Waldorf Kindergartens. He also served as the director of the Waldorf Kindergarten Seminar in Stuttgart and was a steadfast supporter of early years education in North America.

Susan Howard is the WECAN Coordinator and a member of the Coordinating Group of the International Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Association (IASWECE). She directs the part-time early childhood training at Sunbridge Institute.

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