Waldorf Early Childhood Education

An Introductory Reader

Edited by Shannon Honigblum

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  • Insightful collection of essays addressing all aspects of early years education
  • Features contributions from experienced Waldorf educators, including: Freya Jaffke, Susan Howard, Nancy Foster and many more

An insightful collection of essays on a wide range of topics within early years education.

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
256 pages
Publication date:
28 Apr 2017


This comprehensive collection of essays addresses all the key aspects of Waldorf early years education: its history, the developing child, the rhythm of the day, activities, language, storytelling and puppetry and the young child and the spiritual world.

There are contributions from many experienced educators, including: Susan Howard, Joan Almon, Helmut von Kügelgen, Freya Jaffke, Ingeborg Schöttner, Kimberly Lewis, Stephan Spitalny, Nancy Foster, Susan Weber, Daniel Udo de Haes and Bronja Zahlingen.

This is a revised, newly edited edition of two previously available publications, 'An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten', and 'A Deeper Understanding of the Waldorf Kindergarten', with the addition of other relevant contributions.


'This is a valuable new compilation for teachers' and parents' bookshelves in any setting working with young children. It contains a collection of classic articles from WECAN publications, well edited and introduced. It could be useful to parent and child leaders or kindergarten teachers looking for inspiration for a parents' evening, to new staff needing an overview, to students in training searching for information on a specific area, in addition to providing material for actively interested parents.'
-- Kindling


Shannon Honigblum was a Waldorf class teacher and high school teacher before moving to the kindergarten at Austin Waldorf School, Texas. She is the founder of a Waldorf-inspired education non-profit organisation in New York City, and is the author of Making a Family Home (Steiner Books, 2010) under the name Shannon Honeybloom.

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