Blossom is certified by Waldorf Early Childhood of North America - WECAN. http://www.waldorfearlychildhood.org
The program is licensed by the State of California and follows the Health and Safety Code of California, and rules and regulations; the Department of Social Services. Licensing number: 214005385.
Our program provides a natural home-like environment ideal for young child development. Our inspiration comes from Rudolf Steiner which was the founder of Waldorf Education. The teacher is certified by:
Bay Area Center of Waldorf Teacher Training as an Early Childhood Educator : www.bacwtt.org
LifeWays Early Childhood: www.lifewaysnorthamerica.org
Bachelor degree in Art Education: Claretiano University, in Brazil.
Early Childhood Education: College of Marin and Cerro Coso College.
Blossom Nursery School
Founder and Teacher
Lilian Simões holds a Bachelor's degree in Art Education from Claretiano University in Brazil, Lifeways North America Early Childhood Certification, which supports and strengthens the child and family and Early Childhood Waldorf Education from Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training.
She discovered Waldorf Education when her children were toddlers. Now, teenagers, they have benefited greatly from Waldorf Education since kindergarten until High School which has inspired Lilian to pursue her studies as a Waldorf educator.
She speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Founder of Blossom Nursery School and teacher.
Founder and Administrator
Marcelo and Lilian have been married for more than 20 years and share the same passion for Waldorf Education. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and also in Philosophy.
Wendy is finishing her Early Childhood Units at College Marin. Her path of working as caregiver started in High School as a babysitter. She joined Blossom in 2018 and became a lead assistant. She loves working with children, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Her skills and commitment to Blossom nourish children and colleagues. Wendys is fluent in Spanish and English.
We are waiting for her picture!
Reina is a mother of a beautiful ten years old girl that she has being raising with dedication and love. She has previous experience working as a childcare assistant with infants. Reina is Wendy's sister and had a desire to work in Blossom. Life set on a path, and she became part of the Blossom's team at the beginning of 2020. She is very committed to the children and families's need in Blossom and we can already feel that a beautiful bond is being built.
We are waiting for her picture too!