Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education

Freeing the Spirit of Childhood

The Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education (SECA) is part of an international movement (IASWECE) dedicated to the protection, development and strengthening of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood care and education of the child from the developmental stages of pre birth to the age of seven.

Early childhood education has a unique part to play in forming the future of humanity. The Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education (SECA) has “freeing the spirit of childhood” as it’s vision.

We are focused on professional development, community building and communication, and holding the integrity of Steiner Early Childhood education in mentoring and supporting teachers and educators.

Not only professional educators, but also anyone who lives with or cares for young children can be inspired and enriched by an encounter with Steiner early childhood education. We invite you to explore the resources we have gathered on this site to learn more.

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We must eradicate from the soul
All fear and terror of what comes
out of the future.

We must acquire serenity
in all feelings and sensations a
bout the future.

We must look forward
with absolute equanimity
to everything that may come.... and
we must think only
that whatever comesis given to us
by a world direction full of wisdom.

It is part of what we must learn
in this age, namely,
to live out of pure trust...
without any security in existence.

Trusting in ever present help
of the spiritual world.

Truly, nothing else will do,
if our courage is not to fail.

Let us discipline our will
and let us seek the awakening
form within ourselves
every morning and every evening.

Rudolf Steiner


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