My name is Regin Dervaes. I am a wife, mother of three and a wannabe chicken whisperer. I live on a developing homestead outside of Palmer Alaska. 

My work with young children started in 1994 at a holistic nursery in Fairbanks AK. Throughout the last two decades I have studied and worked in the fundamental early childhood models of RIE, Froebel and Steiner.  

A draw towards Waldorf philosophies and education led me to attend many workshops and lectures within the US, including Foundation Studies through Antioch University. 

Upon completion of LifeWays Early Childhood Certification training, I established Nettlewood Playgarden and started a Parent-Child class in the fall of 2014. 

 Nettlewood will operate a home based preschool/kindergarten program opening August 2015.