Rahima Baldwin Dancy is one of the leading interpreters of the principles of Waldorf early childhood education through her book “You Are Your Child’s First Teacher”, which has been translated into seven languages. She trained at the Waldorf Institute before teaching kindergarten at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor and leading a Waldorf home preschool there. As a primary midwife, Rahima was co-director of The Birth Center for nine years and author of Special Delivery and Pregnant Feelings. As founder and president of Informed Family Life she held conferences on parenting and Waldorf home schooling for many years. Rahima was a founding board member of LifeWays North America and was co-director with her daughter, Faith Collins, of Rainbow Bridge LifeWays Program, caring for twelve children ages 1-5. Together with her husband, Agaf Dancy, she has raised four children and now enjoys having five grandchildren; they live in a cohousing community in Boulder, Colorado.