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!
Hi there! My name is Tara Hurley and I am super excited about being a Tinkergarten leader! I have a 20+ year background in early childhood education, childcare, coaching and teaching kids college age down to newborns. When I started a family I opened my own home daycare so I could be with my children while helping support my family. Also while coaching competitive high school cheer and running a photography business. (Some may say I never sleep) When both of my kids started in school full time I closed my daycare and opened my full time photography studio. I now run an organic portrait experience specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, children and families. I absolutely love what I do and the relationships I form with my clients and getting to watch children grow is the best part of what I do, what I have always done in every one of my passions. I also currently teach acro at Wilmington Dance Academy. I get to work with preschoolers- teens teaching them tumbling and stunting skills while helping to build their confidence and gain pride in their abilities. My family has always loved being outdoors and we make lots of time to do things together in nature. I can't wait to spend time outside with you and your kids as they grow and gain skills through exploring the world around us! I can't wait to meet my new Tinkergarten friends!
- Tara Hurley