Gan Neve Shalom- Peace Garden Preschool & Kindergarten : located at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Ashland OR. 97520; phone: 488-8887
Program Director/Teacher: Linda Cohen
We have a mixed age group of nine 3-5 year olds. Our hours are from 9 – 1 on Tuesday, Wed., and Thursday. This program is a unique blend of Waldorf-inspired education and universal values that are rooted in Judaism. The spirit and beauty of each of these traditions imbues the children’s daily classroom experience. We welcome families of diverse traditions and spiritual paths. Our morning activities include baking, cooking, watercolor painting, arts and crafts, music and movement circle, story, gardening, and indoor and outdoor creative play.
Linda taught in diverse classroom settings in the S.F. Bay Area for eight years before relocating to Ashland and opening this program that is beginning itâ€™s seventh year in September 2008. She is credentialed in Early Childhood Education with a background in Waldorf education. Admissions involve a parent interview and meeting your child. I look forward to speaking with you and introducing you to the program. There is still space available for the 2008-2009 year. A website will be up in the near future.