Leader since Spring 2016

Hi, my name is Cindy Calvano. I am a leader based in Budd Lake, NJ

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About Tinkergarten

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!

I'm a licensed NYC public school teacher turned stay at home mom. My family and I moved to the Northwest NJ area in 2009 so our two boys could attend Ridge and Valley Charter School, and take part in their awesome tuition-free outdoor experiential education program. We've since added two little girls to our family, and I've become a doula, doula trainer, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor, which I absolutely love. I came across Tinkergarten when looking for outdoor, nature play classes to take part in with my own daughters, and was sad there are none in the area because I've absolutely fallen in love with the program. I decided to become a Tinkergarten Leader to help fill this need I saw in our community. I can't wait to offer wonderful outdoor experiential education to you and your amazing children.

- Cindy Calvano


Cindy Calvano has led classes in Lou Nelson Park (Budd Lake, New Jersey) and Footbridge Park (Blairstown, New Jersey).