The Cottage Garden

 

 

 

 

...a unique garden where your children will blossom...


Dear Parents,
Celia Riahi was our daughter's kindergarten teacher for two wonderful years. Through Celia's sensitive observations, my husband and I came to know aspects of our child's character and inner life that we would have missed. What a gift!

Celia is terrifically well organized, has an incredible store of knowledge and experience, and best of all, she is great fun.

YOU WANT this woman to teach and care for your child(ren).
Don't miss the chance.

Christine Olson & Jim Levey

I have known Celia as my child's beloved teacher, as a colleague, as class parents at the Rudolf Steiner School and member of a Study Group.  Celia's warmth, dedication to learning and understanding of child development is extraordinary. My children have many tender memories of time spent with Celia.

Liz Baring

Celia was our first encounter with the Waldorf School and our daughter's first teacher there at four years old. It was such an enriching experience both for our daughter and ourselves. Celia spent time educating the parents on the Waldorf philosophy and parenting so well that we became dedicated "lifers" who are now graduating our daughter at 18 from the Waldorf High School. For many reasons we wish we had started raising our daughter with this philosophy from age 2 or earlier and are delighted that parents will have a chance to start their children off with more mindfulness, from the foods they eat to the toys they touch to the rhythms of work and play and an appreciation and spiritual relationship with the natural world. Celia is incredibly warm, loving and highly creative, and is the perfect person to be your child's first introduction to the world beyond your home. What you as parents will learn from her is invaluable and you and your child will be forever grateful.

Lauren Mills and Dennis Nolan

Celia was my son's first teacher, both in a parent-toddler program as an infant, where she charmed him with songs, delicious bread (his first), warmth and love; Celia was his teacher when he began school as a kindergartener. He loves Celia and we do too. Celia is a wonderful, caring, conscientious teacher who cares deeply about the children and understands their interests and needs. She will forever be held in our hearts for the gifts she has given in caring for Jono, supporting his growth and unfolding, as all wonderful teachers are.

 Amanda Crutcher

Dear Parents,
Celia Riahi was our daughter's kindergarten teacher for two wonderful years. Through Celia's sensitive observations, my husband and I came to know aspects of our child's character and inner life that we would have missed. What a gift!

Celia is terrifically well organized, has an incredible store of knowledge and experience, and best of all, she is great fun.

YOU WANT this woman to teach and care for your child(ren).
Don't miss the chance.

Christine Olson & Jim Levey

 

 

The Cottage Garden • Celia Riahi • 135 Cottage Street • Amherst, MA 01002 • 413.348.6035celia@thecottagegarden.org