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About Us

With Tinkergarten®, kids develop, grow and better prepare through outdoor play-based learning classes and activities. We believe that independent exploration and well-designed play-based activities are the keys to developing a host of important capabilities, including self reliance, creativity, leadership and problem solving. Our expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months—8 years learn and develop the skills that matter most, while enjoying fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces. Tinkergarten® classes are led by active community members, often parents, who help kids learn through healthy, social, and engaging outdoor play-based activities. Anyone, anywhere can and become a leader to bring Tinkergarten® to their community. Selected applicants are vetted, trained, and become part of a tight-knit team of individuals that lead classes. Parents learn too as they support, document, and share their kids' experiences. Find others learning at Tinkergarten® on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Join the movement of thousands of families that are bringing exceptional, DIY early childhood education to every community. Find a Tinkergarten® class, start your own, or check out our growing catalog of DIY Tinkergarten activities.