International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education
The association was originally founded by Dr. Helmut von Kuegelgen and a circle of Waldorf kindergarten educators in 1969 in Stuttgart, Germany as the International Association of Waldorf Kindergartens. It served as the association for both the Waldorf kindergartens in Germany and the Waldorf kindergarten movement worldwide, fostering the development of Waldorf/Steiner kindergartens and training centers in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. In 2005 we changed our name to expresses the growing scope of work with the young child â€“ including child care, birth-to-three and parent-child work, in addition to kindergartens and pre-schools.
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