Waldorf School Hosts Noted Teacher Educator Helle Heckmann

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Danish Nokken Founder to present “No Reruns on Childhood.” Three Cedars Waldorf School in Bellevue hosts guest presenter Helle Heckmann on the challenges of protecting childhood in a modern world.

Three Cedars Waldorf School in Bellevue will host internationally recognized educator and teacher trainer Helle Heckman, Tuesday evening December 8 at 6:30 pm. In a talk entitled “No Reruns on Childhood,” Helle will speak about her experiences in the Nokken community in Denmark, and about the challenge of protecting early childhood in a modern world.

Helle is the founding director of Nøkken, a pioneering kindergarten in Denmark emphasizing time spent in nature, natural rhythms, biodynamic foods, and shaping life around the unique needs of the young child. She is the author of 3 books: “Nøkken,” “More News From Nøkken,” and “Childhood’s Garden,” a narrative with accompanying DVD; and has traveled and taught throughout the Americas, Canada and Europe. Helle is a member of the Danish Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Association and serves on the board of The International Early Childhood Association.

“For the last few years I have traveled the world visiting kindergartens, childcare workers, nurseries and schools. Everywhere I have met a growing need to council parents about how to handle everyday life with small children. It takes guts for parents in this day and age to go against the stream and follow their intuition… knowing that children need to be given the space to develop naturally and in their own speed and way.” -- Helle Heckman

Link to Lecture information: http://www.threecedarsschool.org/ptl/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=8K9Wf68jOZs%3d&tabid=36&mid=396

Please join us for this exceptional event. The talk will be followed by a period for parents and community members to share in discussion with Ms. Heckmann. For more information about Three Cedars Waldorf School: http://www.threecedars.org

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