Dear friends and colleagues,  

The focus of this issue of the IASWECE Newsletter is a review of the World Conference on Early Childhood Education held in Dornach in April 2019. You will find a detailed article by Gilda Rhien about the conference ("Life should be like a kindergarten"), feedback from conference participants and the "wishes, tasks and intentions for the future" formulated by participants of the discussion groups.  We hope to be able to send a written summary of the presentations and links to the video recordings of the presentations in the October. 
You will also find two articles that we would have liked to send you much earlier, if the organization of the conference had not taken up all our time: a report on the trainers' meeting in Ireland in October 2018 and the presentation of an initiative in a civil-war-torn country in West Africa, carried by people who want to have a social impact through Waldorf Education. 
A short report on a recent colloquium on working with the child from birth to three completes this issue. 
Greetings on behalf of the IASWECE Coordinating Group
Philipp Reubke 

Looking back at the World Early Childhood Conference Goetheanum April 2019
Life should be like a kindergarten
Gilda Rhien

Wishes, Tasks and Intentions for the Future
Contributions from discussion group participants 

Spontaneous feedback from participants
Waldorf worldwide
Waldorf education in the Ivory Coast
Shannon Honigblu m
International Trainers meeting in Kilkenny, Ireland
Almuth Strehlow

Read the article
Care 1 Colloquium: Pregnancy, birth and early childhood -how do we create the basis for the healthy development of the human being? 
Lourdes Tormes

Short report about a colloquium which took place from June 20 - 22 at the Goetheanum/Dornach/Switzerland. 

Council Meeting, Ireland
Erika Henning

                   Annual report 2018

                          Read the report 

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