Julie Yarnall’s love of children led her to become a preschool teacher after high school. To pursue her love teaching, she before returned to college to earn her B.A. and California Teaching Credential. After graduating from college she taught third grade in a public school in Inglewood, CA for three years. Searching for a new way to meet children’s educational needs she discovered Waldorf education and it changed her life. Since then she has earned two masters degrees, one in Early Childhood Education and the second in Waldorf Education. She is Waldorf certified to teach the elementary grades, handwork and early children education. She taught 1-3 grade at Ocean Charter School in Los Angeles, and Kindergarten and Handwork, grades 1-8 at Live Oak Charter School in Petaluma, CA. Julie took over ownership of Heart and Hands in September 2014.
Ms. Sarah is new to town as she recently moved from New York. She has worked with children in many capacities throughout her life and has recently decided that Waldorf Education is her path. She just started the East Bay Teacher Training and loves every moment of it. MS. Sarah and Ms. Julie met in the kitchen at a party they were both attending and instantly had a connection. Ms. Sarah is a whole bundle of fun and a wonderful addition to Heart and Hands!
Our support staff is comprised of caring adults dedicated to the wellbeing and growth of each child. Staff members have participated in child development classes at Rudolph Steiner College and all staff undergo fingerprint/background checks and TB clearance and are trained in first aid and CPR.