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Sharifa Oppenheimer

Sharifa Oppenheimer was the founding teacher of the Charlottesville Waldorf School where she taught kindergarten for twenty-one years, and is the founder and director of The Rose Garden, a home based early childhood program in Virginia. She has helped develop new teachers through mentoring and offering practicum and internship opportunities to the teacher-training students at Sunbridge College in New York, as well as students in the LifeWays trainings. Sharifa travels nationally and internationally, offering lectures and workshops to teachers, school and parent groups, encouraging each one to discover their own healthy, heartfelt Family Culture. Sharifa is the mother of three grown sons, who were educated in the Waldorf tradition. She lives with her husband in an enchanted forest in Virginia. Sharifa Oppenheimer is the author of the bestselling book Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children (SteinerBooks, 2006), which has been translated into Taiwanese and Chinese and is also a bestseller in those countries. She also worked collaboratively to create the book What is a Waldorf Kindergarten (SteinerBooks, 2007).

Books by Sharifa Oppenheimer :

With Stars in Their Eyes

Brain Science and Your Child’s Journey toward the Self

Heaven on Earth

A Handbook for Parents of Young Children
Photographs by Stephanie Gross

How to Create the Star of Your Family Culture

The Heaven on Earth Workbook
Photographs by Robert Radifera

What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten?

2nd Edition
Foreword by Joan Almon
Selected and Introduced by Sharifa Oppenheimer