Kindergarten is such a pivotal time in your child’s life. The life skills that the kindergarten child learns, before the age of seven, are essential for a healthy foundation that will help set the course for their future adult life. An atmosphere of loving warmth and guidance that promotes joy, wonder, and reverence is essential to the Steiner/Waldorf model. And the teacher leading the way and creating this space to support such healthy development is crucial.
This is why Haleakalā Waldorf School (HWS) is so excited to announce their new Kindergarten teacher, Kelly Hodgkin and welcome her into their Maui ohana. “We have been joined by a shining star in the Waldorf community!”
Kelly received her Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate with a concentration in Early Childhood from the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training. (The training by this particular Northern Californian school is considered one of the best programs in the nation.) She also achieved her LifeWays Certificate from the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks and has completed the Foundations Course for R.I.E. Training.
Kelly continued to follow her passion for education and founded the Waldorf Early Childhood Program in Cedar Springs, California. Here she was the lead teacher for ten years at BeeLoved Farm Waldorf School, a largely outdoor program, which emphasized the natural rhythms and processes on a bio-dynamic farm, home to all the traditional farm animals.
“In addition to her strong background and outstanding references, Kelly has that special something that creates magic between teacher and student. She brings a sense of depth and inspiration to her teaching. We are just delighted to welcome our new Kindergarten teacher.”
Maui’s young children will be served so beautifully. As Waldorf Early Childhood Educators, one of their primary goals is to teach by example. With Kelly Hodgkin as their role model her students’ Kindergarten experience will be like no other. They will learn, grow and evolve in the exceptional world she will create for them and their parents.
For more information please visit their web site: waldorfmaui.org or call 878.2511. HWS accepts all state funding programs and offers a generous tuition assistance program.