Growing up as a Camp Fire Girl I spent many days camping and hiking. My experience at summer camps and trips to the mountains created my love of nature. Being a teacher I had always hoped that I could teach students about nature and create an appreciation for the world around us. For years I followed many nature blogs and studied preschools in the UK. I wanted to slow the pace of childhood and yet still educate my desire was to teach through nature. About a decade ago I stumbled upon an article about how children in the UK were attending Forest Preschools. These schools abandoned the rote style of teaching and exposed them to learning in nature. I was excited and wanted to bring this style of teaching to Arizona.
Over the years working in commercial and private childcare programs my heart yearned for classrooms filled with nature and exposure to the outdoors. I thought if I could bring something like a forest school to the desert I would. It took over 14 years but now my dream for your child has come true. Your child deserves a unique and special experience that creates a love of learning in nature and beyond. We prepare your student for primary school. Our days are filled with one to one tutoring experience and fully immersive science experiments. We have been teaching students for over a decade and have been noticed by local teachers in the community. Our students are entering kindergarten with advanced skills & knowledge, we even have had a few principals children attend our school. We love what we do and we treat your child like our own. I hope your student loves it here!
Mrs. Carolyn Nationally Accredited Director and Founder
Linda lives in Sun Lakes with her husband and new puppy Bella. She has raised a beautiful family of five children all of whom are now grown up and are having babies of their own, needless to say, she now has many grandchildren to love.
Linda opened a home daycare center that started with caring for three young children. As her program grew rapidly she eventually opened up two commercial centers with an enrollment of 265 children and 65 staff. She had a very successful businesswoman and loved being able to make a career out of what she loved most, working with children.
Linda also piloted a program along with the Cerebal Palsy Organization that provided care for mildly challenged children. As busy as she was she didn't stop there she also instituted a community-based program whereas grandparents within the community would come and spend time visiting with young children and enjoying rocking the babies to sleep. Linda loves what she does and she is quick to respond to a child needing a hug. She is happiest working with young students and meeting all the wonderful families at our program.