Ms. Anette Safverblad joined City of Lakes Waldorf School in 2007. She was born in Sweden and has a drama and theater background. She has worked as an artist in residence with Stages Theatre, Stepping Stone Theatre, and The Arc Greater Twin Cities. Ms. Anette brings 20 years of teaching experience with children and adults to our school and is completing Waldorf early childhood teaching certification at Sunbridge Institute.
Your preschooler is building the capacity for creative thinking, problem solving and learning. Play is an essential part of this process.
Our classrooms offer a nurturing environment for discovery and learning. Whether inventing games of make-believe or splashing in puddles at Fair Oaks Park, we engage your preschooler’s senses and emotions. This gentle introduction lays the groundwork for learning in the grades.
During outdoor play, children are encouraged to run, skip, jump rope and balance in order to develop physical coordination. Inside, modeling with beeswax, helping to prepare food and finger knitting and painting, all help children develop the fine motor skills needed for reading and writing.
Teachers lead games, verses, songs, and folk stories. The children build a rich vocabulary, strengthen memory, practice comprehension and phonics – all invaluable skills for reading later on. They build the ability to listen with attention and focus because their natural curiosity is engaged.