Steve Spitalny

Early childhood consultant and author Steve Spitalny has been a kindergarten teacher at the Santa Cruz (California) Waldorf School for 24 years. Steve has given workshops, lectures and courses on many themes and is on the faculty of WISC (Waldorf Institute of Southern California). For the past decade, Steve’s mixed-age kindergarten has included children from 3-years-old until they are ready for first grade. He is a former Board member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Asociation of North America) as well as former editor of Gateways, the bi-annual newsletter of WECAN. His many articles have been published in Gateways, and various other publications. Steve’s first book, Connecting With Young Children: Educating the Will was published in 2011. Visit his website at