Waldorf Early Childhood Education, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY

BS, International Business, US International University Europe, UK


Early Childhood

Ayako Yanagi

Preschool Teacher

After working in human resources at financial institutions in NYC for many years, Ayako became a mother of two and started exploring Waldorf education. She assisted Waldorf Kindergarten teachers and served as an administrative assistant at Linden Hill School and Apple Blossom School and Family Center in Wilton, CT. Ayako moved to Green Meadow when her older daughter entered first grade and she has been working in the GMWS Nursery and Kindergarten for more than 10 years. She helped set up the Saturday Japanese program at Brooklyn Waldorf School in 2012 and established NPO, a Waldorf-inspired Japanese Saturday School, the Brooklyn Nijinokakehashi (Rainbow Bridge) Japanese Cultural Center, in 2015.  Her older daughter graduated with the GMWS Class of 2017 and her younger daughter graduated with the Class of 2021.