Outdoor kids classes
Near North San Jose, Santa Clara

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near North San Jose, Santa Clara.

Tinkergarten’s kids classes are age appropriate for 18 month - 8 year olds, and are run by parents and other community members. Classes take place in Cuesta Park, Bol Park, Central Park (Lake Elizabeth), Martial Cottle Park, A Fremont Park, Hellyer Park, Edenvale Garden Regional Park, Ortega Park, Saratoga Creek Park, Eleanor Pardee Park, Vasona County Park, Belgatos Park, Wildwood Park, Las Palmas Park, Eleanor Pardee Park Lantern Walk Entrance, Cornelis BOL Park, Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, A San Jose Area Park , Niles Community Park, Washington Park, Cannery Park, Fairmont Park, Mitchell Park, Penitencia Creek Park, A Fremont Area Park, Lakeshore Park, Birch Grove Park, Newark Community Center Park, Rengstorff Park, Harriett M Wieder Park, Tewinkle Park, El Dorado Park West, Wardlow park, Marine Park (Mother's Beach), Tri-City Regional Park, Montessori Child Development Center, Baker Ranch Community Park, a Lake Forest area park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Rush Park, Santa Vittoria Park, CA , Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve , Mason Regoinal Park, Knollcrest Park, El Conejo Park, Rynerson Park, Fullerton Arboretum, Cedar Grove Park, Serrano Creek Park, Recreation Park Community Center, Turtle Rock Community Park, Hicks Canyon Park, Eisenhower Park, Beacon Park, A Fullerton Area Park, Lakewood Area Park, an Irvine area park, A Long Beach Area Park, Bolsa Chica Park, Craig Regional Park, Heritage Park, A Costa Mesa Area Park, Mason Park, An Orange Area Park, Gibbs Park, Mile Square Regional Park, Livingston Park Playground, Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Camino Real Park, A Westminster Area Park, A Huntington Beach Area Park, Summerlane Park, Private Residence (Menlo Park, CA) , MacDorsa Park, Little People's Park, Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, Dry Creek Staging Area, and A Union City Area Park, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience North San Jose, Santa Clara in the summer. Moms, dads and their kids can enroll in a class and join one of our existing playgroups, or improve their own playgroup by becoming a Tinkergarten leader. Join the other parents and kids in Santa Clara to play and learn outdoors together!

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Skill-Based Curriculum

Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our technology-enabled, expert designed curriculum adapts to region and season, is age appropriate, and spans a broad range of skills. Activities progressively build week after week, season after season.
“The classes are so well-thought-out and organized without being rigid.”
– Kate, Mom to a 3 year old
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Outside is healthier

Tinkergarten parents are not anti-tech. Our kids get ample screen time, too. Isn’t our greatest gift, then, to balance that time with healthy, rejuvenating, and developmentally stimulating time outdoors?
“She’ll get plenty of time with the iPad soon. At her age, being outside just seems right.”
– Rachael, Mom to an 18-month-old
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Let them Play, like we did

Our classes bring back something that seems to be lost on this new generation — something that was a most influential part of our own childhoods — free time to tinker outdoors.
“My youngest was more independent in this class than any other we’ve taken.”
– Julie, Mom to a 3-year-old
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Prepare them

Kids learn leadership, problem solving, persistence, and more through well-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, we think independent exploration, risk taking, getting dirty, and making help kids achieve far greater things than drills at the local tutoring center.
“I've learned to see his play as learning. Amazing!”
– Jon, Dad of a 2-year-old
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It takes a Village

The most critical social development happens in the first 5 years. Tinkergarten is purposefully designed to bring kids together with their peers, their parents, and allow mom and dad to bond with their child more meaningfully.
“He lost himself at Tinkergarten, and before he knew it, he was working with the other kids.”
– Elif, Mom to a 3-year-old