Today we’d like to introduce you to Pamela Enciso.
Pamela, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born and raised in Puebla – Mexico and moved to California in order to complete my training as Pilot. In California, I became a mother and this opened a new world to me. It changes my life and brought me to a new profession.
Playing with my 2 children was enchanted by the wonder of childhood, and I found endless satisfaction in teaching them. I decided to become a teacher of young children.
My biggest challenge, though, was learning English as an adult. What was effortless for my children was very difficult for me as an adult. I observed my first child, Hunter, learning French in his preschool, Spanish from me, and English from his father all without the least difficulty.
Later I saw my daughter, Tiffany, learning Spanish and English at the same time, again with not trouble at all. I observed that their brains could translate, or switch from one language to another, like a first language. The acquisition of language became a fascination for me.
I found Waldorf Education throw a Doctor Holley while I was sharing my desire to become an educator and teach by doing and by play. Learning using the nature such as counting stones, rocks, mud to create anything. After I talked Dr. Holley told me I think Waldorf Education is a great fit for you.
I have been the best experience and investment in my life. I learned during my training not only how to teach but mostly to know myself better. Personal growth during my training in WISC learning and applying temperaments it has been very handy in my environment.
I graduated from Waldorf Teaching training in 2013. While I was working in other Waldorf Schools, parents were putting the seeds about been so close to the border and Spanish is the second language spoken in the world and the desired of their children would learn it.
My vision came to teach Spanish the way my children learned and how Waldorf teaches languages as well by doing, listening and song, using the senses. Sharing my dreams about teaching early childhood Spanish as immersion in a natural setting, Bill Williams sponsored this project. Casa Verde Preschool open doors in the summer 2014 and became a Member of WECAN in 2016.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
1- It has been a Challenge English as a second language.
2 -Another one is education the benefits it brings teaching children at early age another language.
3- I am a single mother, (having my family living outside of this count) finding the time to start open the school searching for furniture, place, toys…..
4- Be optimistic about having big expenses to start and starting with only one student.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Casa Verde Waldorf Inspire Preschool – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
It is a Preschool and Child Care following Rudolf Steiner philosophy. The school teaches Spanish by playing, The food is fresh and organic food base on vegetarian menu that children love to eat it. Vegetables mostly bought from Biodynamic Farming.
Children participate in the preparation of everyday food and we bake our own bread. The school works on emotional development as well. The environment is it warm with the staff and parents are like family to each other. It is a blessing to have strong wonderful parents as a community.
1-Organic food from Biodynamic Farming
2-Waldorf Education: Emotional Intelligence
3-Parents support by a Speaker experience in Early Childhood
4-Children learn to take care nature and grow vegetables
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
1-I would love to have a bigger location.
2-I am attending school to learn and apply more movements on Sensory Development.
(Waldorf Education is all about but more specific in this area).
3-I dream to engage more our elder community with early Childhood.
Elders have amazing stories to share and wisdom to give and both can benefit from each other.
- Website: CasaVerdeSchool.com
- Phone: 619-847-1316
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: Casa Verde School
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