Vanessa offers support to parents and early childhood programs as a teacher, as well as through adult education, mentoring, site visits, observations and parenting groups. Vanessa has worked as an early childhood educator for the past fifteen years. She has a Master’s in Education, as well as certifications as a public school special education teacher and Waldorf early childhood teacher. In addition to these trainings, she has studied at the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently an early childhood teacher at Whidbey Island Waldorf School. Vanessa has found parenting the most humbling and inspiring path of learning.