Leader since Fall 2017

Hi, my name is Elana Porat. I am a leader based in Chicago, IL

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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!

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I am a lover of both city and nature! I am a mama to two energetic little boys and have been an elementary school teacher for the past ten years. Inquiry learning is a great passion of mine and there is nothing more exciting than watching the joy of discovery and new learning on kids' faces. Exploring the wonders of our neighborhood and the natural world around us is always an adventure. Come join me as we get outdoors, sing and play, and definitely get our fingers dirty.

- Elana Porat