Leader since Spring 2017

Hi, my name is Tara VanDette. I am a leader based in Huntington Beach, 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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Hello! I am Tara and it makes my heart, body, and mind happier when I am outside; please come play with me! I am the mother of two girls ages 6 and 3 years old who also love adventures and the outdoors. Originally from NJ, I've lived in Huntington Beach for the last four years. I'm a certified K-6 Elementary Teacher. I was privileged to have been part of a school community that provided academic excellence through programs of exploration, discovery and interpretation. All while helping children grow, and understand relationships and connections between their learning and the natural world (imagine 1st graders building forts in the woods, and bartering with onion grass). I am thrilled to be part of Tinkergarten; where I can continue to share those types of experiences with you and your children!

- Tara VanDette


Tara VanDette has led classes in Harriett M Wieder Park (Huntington Beach, California).