Gold Ridge Preschool
Gold Ridge Preschool
1455 Golf Course Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Facility #: 493008727
Phone: (707) 586-1253
Hours of Operations: 8-11:00 am or 12:30-3:30 pm
Biography: Andrea has been teaching/director at preschools for 29 years. Her 2 daughters, Ashley and Meagan grew up in her schools! She received her AA degree in Early Childhood Development from Pacific Union College in 1983. After her girls needed her less, Andrea went back to Pacific Union College and received her BA in Early Childhood Development in 2012. As she will tell anyone “I am a lifelong learner. You can never know it all!” One of the joys she has is sharing her love for teaching and creating a warm, calm environment for children and families. Andrea has lead workshops and created a Webinar on how to create healthy, home like environments so that children are relaxed and feel safe therefore they will be able to learn.
About Gold Ridge Preschool: “Children cannot learn something unless you can put it into their hands, so that they can feel it, smell it, see it and sometimes taste it” is Gold Ridge’s mission. The teaching staff take great pride in how the children learn. “If we are learning about bees for example, we will have a bee keeper come into the classroom. We will look at bees and the work that they do in our gardens. Honey tasting is great fun along with chewing a piece of honey comb. The children will make wings and buzz around the classroom sipping nectar from the flowers while also gathering pollen” shares Andrea Pfeifer the Site Supervisor.
When you walk into Gold Ridge Preschool you will have a sense for warmth and hominess. Andrea’s passion for creating caring environments reflect in Gold Ridge’s classroom. Gold Ridge has partnered with Sonoma State’s Dr. Hobson from the Early Childhood Department to create a class around children, families and their communities. With this partnership, the help of her students and Gold Ridge parents we were able to created and built an amazing garden at our school for the children and their families to enjoy!