Leader since Summer 2015

Hi, my name is Shilpa Srinivasan. I am a leader based in Ridgewood, 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!

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I'm an artist with a background in apparel design. I grew up in India, but have lived in San Francisco, Brooklyn and now New Jersey for most of my life. My daughter was born in Brooklyn and we did a lot of Forest Schooling. I was totally sold on the transformative experience it is for both parents and children to learn (or just be) outside. I share the Tinkergarten Founders Meghan and Brian's concern about the excessive time kids spend indoors and I want to do my bit to counter that. I love being around kids, love being outdoors and encouraging creativity. I think Tinkergarten brings all these elements together and could not be more delighted to be on board!

- Shilpa Srinivasan