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The dignity of the child

«I feel good in your eyes»

10 to 13 June 2020

International early years conference on pregnancy, birth and early childhood

Due to the current uncertain situation caused by the corona pandemic, registration for the International Early Years Conference is suspended until 19 April 2020.

We humans are born immature. The phase of life comprising pregnancy, birth and the first three years is very sensitive. Never again is the human being so much in need of protection and capable of being shaped as in this first period.

What does the child need right at the start of their life? Trust, being perceived and the continuous presence of a caregiver with empathy who also cushions their anxieties and creates free space for pleasure and play.

What do we companions of these children need so that a secure attachment and good basis for the whole of life can be created?

·If I have trust - I can give trust.

·Whence do I take my trust, my inner assurance?

How can we develop in such a way that the child feels perceived, secure and strengthened in our gaze? An important role is played here in the way we handle fear and anxiety. A healthy dose of fear and anxiety is part of life, they can wake us up and protect us. But in order to shape the future, to be able to give children the space for their development, fear and anxiety must not overwhelm and dominate us. How do we learn to handle fear and anxiety well and transform them? 

Today's children will have difficult tasks to solve in their life and require the foundation of a start in life that sustainably strengthens them.

The intensive, mindful collaboration between the various professional groups who deal with this age group provides a great opportunity for the children and families. We want to give an impulse to such interdisciplinary collaboration with this congress which can be taken up in everyday activity in many different places.

We welcome everyone who wishes to work with us on these questions and invite you very warmly to the Goetheanum.

For the preparation group from the CARE I Working Group (Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood *) of the Medical and Pedagogical Sections.

Ina von Mackensen

Working Group for the child from Birth to 3
of the German Association of Waldorf
Kindergartens  

Georg Soldner

Medical Section 
at the Goetheanum

                                                                            

*  The CARE I working group includes international representatives from both the educational (early intervention, education for infants, special needs and social therapy) and medical fields (gynaecologists and paediatricians, child and youth psychiatrists, midwives, nurses, eurythmy therapists, physical and art therapists). The Working Group for the child from Birth to 3 of the German Association of Waldorf Kindergartens, as well as the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) are actively promoting the planning and realisation of this congress.

 

The Dignity of the Child
Conference of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum
from Wednesday, 10 to Saturday, 13 June 2020

Application requested prior to:  Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Conference tickets without meals early booking until 2.03.2020
Regular price:         CHF 290 with meals: 415 CHF
Concessions¹:         CHF 240 with meals: 365 CHF
Students²  :             CHF 160 with meals: 285 CHF
With sponsorship³:  CHF 450 with meals: 575 CHF

Conference tickets without meals from 2.03.2020
Regular price: CHF 330 with meals: 455 CHF 
Concessions¹:         CHF 270 with meals: 395 CHF
Students²  :         CHF 190 with meals: 315 CHF
With sponsorship³:  CHF 450 with meals: 575 CHF

Conference meals

Conference meals (vegetarian with dessert) include 2x lunch and 3x evening meal at CHF 125 in total and they can not be booked separately. Breakfast (3x) can be booked separately at CHF 45. Lactose-free and gluten-free dishes can be provided. Lactose-free and gluten-free dishes can be provided. We regret that any other food intolerances cannot be catered for.

Parking permit

For the period of the conference: CHF 21 (not right next to the Goetheanum building). If you have a disability, please display your disability badge in your car.

Methods of payment/confirmation
On receipt of a group application, the respective institution will receive the account for the group. Subsequent bookings can only be applied for and paid on an individual basis.

Credit cards (all countries): The full amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as your booking has been processed. You will receive postal or email confirmation of your booking and payment.

Invoice Switzerland: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed. Please note that we only send out invoices up until 10 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.

Invoice Eurozone: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed (Euro account). Please note that we only send out invoices up until 14 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.

Other countries: Once your booking has been processed you will receive a confirmation by post or email. The amount due will either be charged to your credit card or you can pay on arrival. Bank transfers are not possible.

Please note that the conference fee must be paid before the conference starts.

Conference tickets: Tickets can be collected at the Reception until half an hour before the conference starts, also if you pay on arrival. We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.

Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (27.5.2020, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals, breakfast and parking permit may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (9.6.2020). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to an invoice of the total of 100%. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.

Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure. 

Data processing: All data will be electronically recorded and filed and not passed on to any third party.

¹ For care workers, midwives, pre-school teachers, daycare workers.
OAPs, the unemployed and people with disabilities who receive benefits. need a proof of status to be submitted with the booking form.
² For students, schoolchildren, those in training, military or civil service. Proof of status has to be submitted with the booking form.
³ Should you be in a position to pay an additional amount, this would help to cover the costs of the conference and support the work of the section.

Directions to the Goetheanum

By train
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then take local bus no. 66 from the train station to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By tram
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take line 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then take local bus no. 66 to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By car
Leave the motorway Basel-Délémont at junction Reinach-Süd and follow a signs to Dornach. Parking at the Goetheanum is subject to a charge (including evenings and weekends)

On foot
15-minute walk from Dornach-Arlesheim train station

Haus Friedwart
Lärchenweg 11, 4143 Dornach
Number of rooms: 20
Shower rooms on each floor
singles from 70 CHF bed & breakfast
doubles from 110 CHF bed & breakfast
5 mins walk to the Goetheanum 

Begegnungszentrum
Sonnhaldeweg 1, 4143 Dornach
single room from 55 CHF
double room from 90 CHF
10 mins walk to the Goetheanum

Contact

friedwartnoSpam@goetheanum.ch 
www.friedwart.ch
Tel. +41 61 706 42 82

Some hotels offer special conditions on demand and special offers for Goetheanum conference visitors.

Stiftung Kloster Dornach
Amtshausstrasse 7, 4143 Dornach
Tel. +41 61 701 12 72
Fax +41 61 701 12 49
www.klosterdornach.ch

Number of Rooms: 32
Single from 75 CHF, fair price from 115 CHF
Double from 120 CHF, fair price from 160 CHF
Showers on each floor, for 1 floor: wheelchairs (stair lift , bathroom and toilets)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Engeli-Garni
Bruno Ritter
Unterdorfstrasse 29, 4143 Dornach
Tel +41 61 631 00 00
Fax. +41 61 701 13 01
www.engeli-garni.ch

Number of Rooms: 8
Standard room single use with breakfast 95 CHF
Large room single use with breakfast 125 CHF
each additional person in the room + 55 CHF
Garage parking nearby (free of charge)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Jura
Bruggweg 61, 4143 Dornach
Tel : + 41 61 706 98 00
Fax + 41 61 701 98 19
www.hoteljura.ch

Number of rooms: 11
Single from 80 CHF
Double from 150 CHF
5–10 % group discount
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Gasthof zum Ochsen ****
Ermitagestrasse 16, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 706 52 00
www.ochsen.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 35
Single from 129 CHF
Double from 149 CHF
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitagestrasse 2, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 54 20
Fax +41 61 701 37 20
www.eremitage.ch

Number of rooms: 27
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
20 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthaus zum Stärne
Ermitagestrasse 1, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 99 52
www.werkstar.ch

Number of Rooms: 5
Single from 55 CHF
Double room from 90 CHF
Breakfast: 10 CHF
Stärne offers jobs for mentally disabled and unemployed people .
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthof zur Sonne ***
Untere Kirchgasse 1, 4147 Aesch
Tel +41 61 751 17 72
Fax +41 61 751 23 13
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3 stars
Number of rooms: 19
Single from 130 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Bad Schauenburg ****
Schauenburgerstrasse 76, 4410 Liestal
Tel +41 61 906 27 27
Fax +41 61 906 27 00
www.badschauenburg.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 33
Single from 145 CHF incl breakfast
Double room including breakfast from 200 CHF

Hotel Reinacherhof ***
In Reinacherhof 177, 4163 Reinach
Tel +41 61 716 94 16
Fax +41 61 416 94 10
www.hotel-reinacherhof.ch

3 stars
Number of rooms: 14
Single from 135 CHF, weekend rate from 115 CHF
Double room from CHF 200, weekend rate from 175 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Hotel Hofmatt
Basel Strasse 88, 4142 Münchenstein
Tel +41 61 416 08 48
Fax +41 61 416 08 49
www.hotelhofmatt.ch

Number of rooms: 15
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 175 CHF
20 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel Teufelhof
Leonhardsgraben 49, 4051 Basel
Tel +41 61 261 10 10
www.teufelhof.com

Number of rooms: 33
Single from 135 CHF
Double from 155 CHF
+ tax per person / night including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel bildungszentrum 21
Missionsstrasse 21, Basel 4003
Tel +41 61 260 21 21
www.bildungszentrum-21.ch

Number of rooms: 74
Single from 140 CHF
Double from 160 CHF
including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Rooms-Dornach.ch arranges rooms and apartments in Dornach and Arlesheim from private hosts.
The rooms and apartments are within walking distance to the Goetheanum.

  • Single room from 55.- CHF per night
  • Double room from 90.- CHF per night
  • Appartements from 110.- CHF per night

Basel Back Pack
Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel
Tel. +41 61 333 00 37
Fax +41 61 333 00 39
www.baselbackpack.com 

Anzahl Betten: 81
MBZ ab 32 CHF, inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Jugendherberge Basel St. Alban
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, 4052 Basel
Tel. +41 61 272 05 72
Fax +41 61 272 08 33
www.youthhostel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 234
MBZ ab 41.80 CHF (Mitgliederpreis), 47.80 CHF (ohne Mitgliedsausweis)
inkl. Frühstück & Mobility-Ticket
Informationen zu Familien-, Jahres- und Gruppenmitgliedschaft unter www.youthhostel.ch 
45 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

YMCA Hostel Basel
Gempenstrasse 64, 4008 Basel
Tel. +41 61 361 73 09
Fax +41 61 363 93 35
www.ymcahostelbasel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 150
MBZ ab 36 CHF, Frühstück ab 5 CHF
inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Camping Waldhort
Heideweg 16, 4153 Reinach
Tel. +41 61 711 64 29
Fax +41 61 713 98 35
infonoSpam@camping-waldhort.ch
www.camping-waldhort.ch  

geöffnet: März bis Oktober
Stellplatz inkl. Strom für Wohnwagen: 20 CHF, für Zelt: 12 CHF
Erwachsener: 9 CHF, Kinder: 5 CHF, Hund 3 CHF
10 Min. mit dem Auto zum Goetheanum

Camping „Uf der Hollen“
In Hochwald
Büro in Reinach
jeweils Donnerstag von 18.00 bis 20.00 Uhr
Tel. +41 61 712 02 40
Fax +41 61 599 34 18
Platzkommission, verantwortl. G. D’Agosta: Tel. +41 79 645 85 24
campingplatznoSpam@tcscampingbasel.ch 
www.tcscampingbasel.ch 

 

Organizer:
Medical section