Leader since Fall 2016

Hi, my name is Erna Barenio. I am a leader based in Jamaica, NY

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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 Queens native, mom of 2 active young boys, a special education trained teacher and perpetual student of nature and play. My family and I love exploring different parks and nature preserves around NY. We also love lying on the grass and staring at the clouds on any given day. Though I grew up in Queens, I always look back with fondness climbing my cousin's fruit tree in the Philippines as well as the days I could play with my neighborhood buddies right outside our apartment in Woodside, Queens until sunset. I would love to be a part of creating these valuable childhood experiences and cherished memories with your family!

- Erna Barenio

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