I lived in Alaska for 25 years and homeschooled my two daughters there.
You can't live in a place like Alaska with two curious children and NOT be outside. So, that was probably my trial-by-fire introduction to nature based education. We went clamming, fishing, camping, hiking, and fended of giant mosquitos all in one day.
Three years ago, our family moved to the south and I accepted a position as a Teacher for a Forest School in South Carolina. I instantly identified with educating young people this way. It feels more nurturing to let each tiny human explore the space around them and support their discoveries. Combine that with my own teaching methodology (play based and cross curriculum) and I was hooked.
Fast forward through the Pandemic of 2020. It was disheartening to see so many eager new learners be relegated to sit in front of a screen. It was then that I started my own outdoor early childhood adventure program a year ago in February 2021. I am excited to be serving my community in this way. Please feel free to reach out.
Starting from scratch is never easy.
We are proud to say at Gigglewoods,
we are self made and privately funded.
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