Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education

Freeing the Spirit of Childhood

The Australian Association for Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Education (AARSECE) 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 (AARSECE) 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.

Vital Years 2020 imageDue to the impact of Covid-19 on all our lives at present, The Vital Years Conference is now postponed.  However, the working group and the AARSECE Committee will continue to prepare towards the conference taking place in July 2021. We look forward to carrying the enthusiasm, good will, and dedicated effort that has been devoted to this year's conference into the future. 

We would like to thank our wonderful community for their support and understanding as we all navigate unchartered territory. We also wish you strength, health and courage, as we all meet these challenges in our lives, our homes, schools and early childhood settings, with warmth and love for all the families in our care. 


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

Star Weavings September 2019

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