Leader since Fall 2015

Hi, my name is Gina Hood. I am a leader based in San Jose, CA

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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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My name is Gina Hood and I am so excited to bring Tinkergarten to San Jose. I am stepping out of my role as classroom teacher (where I had been teaching kindergarten and first grade the last ten years) and into our beautiful outdoor spaces in San Jose. When not leading classes I am with my 5 year old ,Daniel, and two year, Ruth, exploring and playing. Let’s go play in the mud!

- Gina Hood


Gina Hood has led classes in Oak Meadows Park (Los Gatos, California), Martial Cottle Park (San Jose, California), Almaden Lake Park (San Jose, California), Vasona County Park (Los Gatos, California), and Hellyer Park (San Jose, California).