RiverNorth Kindergarten

About Christy Field

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Christy has been working with children for 20 years, teaching early childhood education, art and Spanish.  She has taught in various settings, including:  public schools, private schools, museums, migrant farmworker programs and her own RiverNorth Kindergarten.  Her discovery of Waldorf education more than a decade ago was a true inspiration as both a parent and teacher.  Christy received her B.A. in Fine Art from SUNY Fredonia and her M.S.T. in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology.  She received her certification as a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator from Sunbridge Institute and furthered her studies with Nurturing the Roots, a three year therapeutic course for early childhood educators, in addition to being New York State certified in Art Education and Spanish. 

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About Amy Jeary

Amy has a deep interest in human development, specifically that of the young child. She values working with children in a physical, social-emotional, and spiritual way. She holds a B.S. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences and a M.S. E.d. in Elementary Montessori Education as well as an AMI Primary Montessori Certificate. Amy recently completed her Early Childhood Waldorf Certification. She holds an individual membership to WECAN and continues her education yearly with courses in the Anthroposophical tradition. Her work experience has included Montessori teaching and leading small at- home groups with parents and children taught in the Waldorf Tradition. She also grows and learns with her own three children.  In her free time she enjoys being outside, riding her bike, reading, creating, and exploring spirituality.

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About Frances Giraldo

Frances lives with her three teenage children, they enjoy taking long trips, cooking new recipes and hiking in the woods. She thrives on the balance and joy of yoga, quiet morning walks, and creative handwork like knitting, painting, and sculpting, which she shares with the Wren's Nest children. She attended her first official training for Early Childhood and fell in love with it, soon working with Amy. Frances loves being a part of such a beautiful program and participating in such meaningful and nurturing work.