When: March 4, 6:30-8pm 
Where: Trapnell Library at the Charlottesville Waldorf School
What: Brain Science and Child Development 

Join Sharifa Oppenheimer for a lively discussion of your child’s developing brain.  Remembering that the brain is the instrument of the soul, we will explore the “nutrition and experiences” the child’s brain needs, and discover the many ways our Waldorf curriculum supports these innate life processes.  We’ll talk about home life and how parents can best complement the curriculum and offer their children the finest life-foundation.


Sharifa Oppenheimer was the founding teacher of theCharlottesville Waldorf School, as well as 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 opportunities to the teacher-training students at Sunbridge College and is a member of the LifeWays faculty, working with students in the trainings. Sharifa travels internationally, offering lectures and workshops to teachers, school and parent groups, encouraging all to discover their own healthy, heartfelt Family Culture.

She is the author of the bestselling Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children as well as the companion workbook How to Create the Star of Your Family Culture. Her new book With Stars in Their Eyes explores current brain research and best practices that support the finest early childhood development. She is the mother of three grown sons, who were educated in the Waldorf tradition, and lives with her husband in an enchanted forest in Virginia.