Celia Riahi

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Industry Education
Occupation Director/Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher
Location Amherst, MA, United States
Introduction Hi, my name is Celia Riahi and I work with my partner, Barbara Audley. Together we run, The Cottage Garden, a home day care for children ages 1-5 years old. Our teaching is very informed by the work of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf Education. We have artistically created a space in which young children can unfold their individualities—their gifts and uniqueness— and begin the long process of socialization. We hope to awaken the children's artistic sense through play, singing,coloring, puppetry, music and household activities. Our program provides opportunities for large and small motor development and nurtures the children's sense of imagination, wonder and awe through the telling of traditional nursery rhymes, and simple folk tales. It provides a place where they can unfold their ideas through play. Play is the "work" of childhood and is given a place of utmost importance in our program. We believe that fostering the imagination lays the foundation for creative thinking in later years.
Interests Fiber Artist, child development, fairy tales