I am an early childhood consultant and writer and I offer inspiring lectures, workshops and mentoring around the world. Teachers and parents alike rave about their experiences and want me back for more!
I was a kindergarten teacher at the Santa Cruz (California) Waldorf School for 24 years. My mixed-age kindergarten included children from 3-years-old until they were ready for first grade. Since the mid-1990's, I have given workshops, lectures and courses on many themes for various institutions and groups including Rudolf Steiner College and various schools in Indonesia and China. For the past 7 years I've been on the faculty of WISC(Waldorf Institute of Southern California). I'm a former Board member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) as well as former editor of Gateways, the bi-annual newsletter of WECAN, and my many articles have been published in Gateways and various other publications. My first book, Connecting With Young Children: Educating the Will, was published in 2011.
I also have recorded two cds of storytelling accompanied by music, and as a musician have appeared on several other cds.
I am available for teacher and parent mentoring and coaching, as well as workshops, lectures and courses on various themes including:Storytelling and Storymaking as Nourishment for the Young ChildThe Senses as the Windows to Connection with the WorldThe World of the Young ChildBeyond Sticks and CarrotsNurturing Imagination Through Creative PlayCircle Time with Young ChildrenInner Work/Self Development for teachers and parentsChild StudyCultural Diversity and Waldorf Education - Inclusiveness as a Practice
"Chamakanda was a very good friend to the children."
My blog is found at http://chamakanda.blogspot.com/
Special thanks to Leslye Lawrence for amazing coaching, proof-reading, editing, partnership and life journeying together!!