Book Title: The Child from Birth to Three in Waldorf Education and Child Care
Publisher: Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Author: Rainer Patzlaff
Originally published in German, this volume clearly and succinctly outlines the anthroposophical view of child development from birth through age three, and makes concrete suggestions of how to support children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual growth in an out-of-home care setting. This English-language edition is intended to inform birth-to-three programs in the United States and other countries, as well as being a resource for parents, therapists, and anyone with an interest in this special period of human life. A new introduction by Susan Howard and a list of resources available in English have been added to this edition. It is a companion volume to Developmental Signatures: Core Values and Practices in Waldorf Education for Children Ages 3–9 (WECAN/AWSNA).