Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun! Learn more about our approach.
“Nearly all developmental psychologists, neuroscientists and education experts recommend play for kids 0-7 as the best way to nurture kids’ development and ready them for academic success later in life.”
“I’ve got a whole new definition of what work can be. I spend my time helping kids and parents in my community, and I’m learning more about myself than I ever have. I’m outdoors more, I get exercise, get messy and laugh, and my son tags along with me—I can’t believe I get paid to do this!”Beth Ashley Tinkergarten Leader, Brooklyn, NY
“This was the first time I haven't felt like a bad parent for having a child that wanted to play in the water instead of sitting in a circle. This is a great experience for both of us.”Gillian S. Mom to a 3-year-old (Brooklyn, NY)
"Tinkergarten let him play in his own way, so I didn't have to worry about my son as a non-participant."Michael B. Dad to a 4-year-old (Seattle, WA)
“My youngest was more independent in this class than any other we’ve taken.”Julie K. Mom to a 3-year old (Houston, TX)