Julie Behnken (formerly Julie Zacharias), Director and Primary Caregiver: Before starting StarSong, I spent three years in the LifeWays Toddler program at Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten. Before BWK, I worked with toddlers at a more traditional, full-day child care center, also here in Boulder, which is where I felt I belonged with young children, but needed a different environment. I discovered Waldorf education as parent when seeking a good fit for my son's schooling (he was 7, and how he's 19!), found the LifeWays model of care, and thought to myself, "It would be so great to do THAT in early childhood!" My work in a Waldorf early childhood environment has been fantastic, and I have now found my calling. My experience as a parent and teacher led me to LifeWays and I am honored and blessed to work with and support very young children and their parents on their journey together.