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Children's Program, Ages 6 - 15

We are a family-friendly conference and encourage children to participate! The Biodynamic Association will be providing an engaging and educational children’s program for the 2019 Biodynamic Conference. Workshops will be held from Thursday morning to Sunday morning and will be led by biodynamic educators and Waldorf teachers. The program will include workshops such as painting with natural watercolors and dyes, drumming, medicinal herb and plant education, compost and soil activities, songs, games, and more.

Children will be supervised for the entirety of the main conference events and Thursday’s pre-conference events but will need to be picked up by their parents during mealtime. A full schedule is available here.

Early Childhood Program, Ages 0-5

This program will provide flexible childcare support for young children. Educators will supervise, play, and lead activities with children during the majority of all main conference events. Families are welcome to join in with their children or take time from main conference activities to rest in the space.

Families are welcome to be in the space for the entirety of the morning or afternoon sessions or only stay for parts. There will be a qualified early childhood educator and a volunteer in the space for the majority of main conference events. There will also be books, puzzles, board games, and arts and crafts materials available for use. 

All children in this age range who are out of diapers can be left with the childcare provider without their parent/guardian. Children who are not yet potty-trained, however, should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times when in this space. For families wanting more extensive childcare during the conference, please contact for a list of available caregivers in the area.


All children should be registered for the conference, which can be completed as part of their family's conference registration. The cost for children ages 6 - 14 is $50/day or $125 for the entirety of the conference (Thursday morning through Sunday morning).

There is no conference registration cost for children ages 0-5, who are welcome to participate in our early childhood programs offerings free of charge. 

Families who plan on participating in the early childhood program are encouraged to make a donation in order to help the BDA cover the costs of providing this program. Donations can be made online or at the registration tables while at the conference.

If you choose to donate online, please email Sophie at with the amount and date of your donation so that we can track it properly. If you choose to donate while at the conference, you may donate via cash, check, or credit card during registration hours.