About Heart in Hand Preschool

Established in 2002 by Yvonne de Maat

Enter through a wooden gate into a whimsical garden of an urban Alberta Arts district home. Follow the warm scents stirring in the air to the cozy place where Heart in Hand holds a sacred space for children’s creativity and curiosity. The warmth of wood, grains, oils, and beeswax surrounds you. The warmth of friendship and community, imagination and play inspires you. A gentle rhythm resonates throughout — throughout the day, throughout the week, throughout the year — taking cues from nature and the seasons.

Heart in Hand is a Waldorf preschool founded by Yvonne deMaat in 2002. She completed her Waldorf teacher training in Spring Valley, NY and was a Waldorf kindergarten teacher from 1995 to 2002.

She enjoys leading the children through the seasons with natural crafts, gardening and puppetry. Most of the tools and toys in school are handmade. And with her felt puppets, Ms Yvonne also brings folks tales and puppet play to neighborhood bookstores and parks.

Ms Yvonne is a Simplicity Parenting group leader and children’s yoga teacher.