Stephen Spitalny
early childhood

About Me

Who Am I?

Writer, early childhood consultant and kindergarten teacher Stephen Spitalny offers insight into early childhood development and into various aspects of the young child. He offers individual consulting, lectures and courses for parents and teachers around the world since the early 1990s. 

Steve has taught at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School since 1990. He has given many courses at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California and for the past decade has been a faculty member at the Waldorf Institute of Souther California (WISC). He is a former board member of the Waldorf Early Child Association of North America (WECAN) and edited the WECAN newsletter Gateways for many years.


Steve's first book, Connecting With Young Children: Educating the Will, was published in 2011. Conscious Parenting: A Guide to Living with Young Children and What's the Story: Storytelling as a Path Toward Living Happily Ever After were published in 2015. He has written numerous articles for various journals and magazines and book collections. His work has been translated into several languages. Steve has 3 grown-up daughters and 7 grandchildren, which are his most significant credentials.

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