Leader since Winter 2016

Hi, my name is Katy Botta. I am a leader based in Hamden, CT

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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!

My strongest memories from early childhood center around experiences in nature: lying in the grass watching clouds float by, digging through a hidden rock pile to find just the right one to add to my collection, building forts in our forsythia bushes. Connection with the earth grounds us. It enables us and frees us. It inspires us and fills us with awe and wonder. As a mother of two, these are the life skills and mindsets I hope for in my children. As a former kindergarten teacher, I know that the most powerful means to nurture this development is through play -- especially outdoors -- and community building. I am so looking forward to welcoming you and your children into a community of learners and explorers as we dig, build, create, investigate, play, and wonder together in nature.

- Katy Botta