Home:Made for Life

Your home is where your heart is! You love your home and are always looking for ways to make it more sustainable, beautiful and nurturing. That is why we offer adult classes in a wide range of topics; gardening, preserving, plant dyeing, doll making, keeping chickens, taking care of sick children and many more homesteading skills… Read more.

Simplicity Parenting

Imagine your life… with a sense of ease as you begin to limit distractions and say ‘no’ to too much, too fast, too soon. As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed – with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time – children feel the pressure. Learn how simple changes in environment, schedule and stuff, can bring you the family you envisioned… Read more.

Yvonne de Maat

Founder of Heart in Hand Preschool and its annex, Gnome’s Home.

Ms. Yvonne completed her Waldorf Teacher training in Spring Valley, NY and was a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher from 1995 to 2002. She establishing Heart in Hand Preschool in 2002 and Gnome’s Home in 2015.

She’s is a Simplicity Parenting group leader and children’s yoga teacher. Ms. Yvonne also teaches classes in doll-making, fermentation, and waldorf education… Read more.

Gnome's Home Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made prior to 2-WEEKS before the first day of class will receive a 50% REFUND.*
Cancellations made after 2-WEEKS before the first day of class will receive a 25% REFUND.*
There are no refunds made once class has begun.

There are no refunds made for cancellations made prior to class registered for.*
There are no refunds made once class has begun.

*NON-REFUNDED FEES for cancellations made prior to the first day of class or the day of a drop-in class are redeemable as a discount off the immediately following scheduled class of the same kind and are non-transferable, except when making a drop-in cancellation a series registration.

Gnome's Home

5405 NE 30th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97211

(503) 287-4465 msyvonne@heartinhandpreschool.com

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