The Fifth Conference of Central American Waldorf Kindergarten Teachers (which we loving call the “Encuentro,” for its Spanish name) has now finished, and the participants have left a beautiful energy at Escuela Caracol. The last day was celebrated with certificates, cake, and excursions to neighboring towns of San Juan, where they toured the murals and artesania, and Tzununá, where they visited the Atitlan Organics farm. Tomorrow the participants will return to their homes in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, and elsewhere in Guatemala.

Many thanks again to Inés Spittler and Tamara Chubarovsky for coming as guest presenters and to IASWECE (International Associaction for Waldorf/Steiner Early Childhood Education) and to IHF (Internationaal Hulpfonds) for their generous support in making this Encuentro possible. And thanks also to Ron and Kim Wilhelm for donating the Escuela Caracol the use of their beautiful home for the guest presenters.