KINDER ALCHEMY believes it is essential that all children have the chance to understand what is being taught to them. Children understand and perceive the world in multiple ways and new ideas should be presented in ways that are visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social and solitary. Each child’s voice should be heard within a group to promote a sense of belonging. Learning German is not only about speaking a new language, it is also about experiencing a new culture and appreciating the roots and fundamentals of their native language.
My name is Kirsten Heckes and I was born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a major in Psychology and a minor in German. I currently work at Goethe International Charter School and also teach an Alumni class to graduates from Goethe. In addition, I have an Associates of Art degree in Early Childhood Education and hold the State of California Child Development Master Teacher permit. In my free time I love to travel, spend time with friends and family, and all outdoor activities.