1st Day of FTL Rocklin 2017/18

We’re back! We’re excited to be back in session for the 2017/18 year!  We’ll be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am  till 4pm to make sure these kiddos get plenty of time together.  And, we’ll have Off-site Media Days on Thursdays.  Let’s stay connected from the comfort of our homes! Can’t wait to spend time together! Love, playing & learning as we go, Emily, Beth, Joy & Kathy

HSC Conference

HSC’S EXTRAORDINARY CONFERENCE Peter Gray, author of the book FREE TO LEARN is the keynote speaker this year!  Your whole family will love this long weekend of incredible fun for the kids and massive learning opportunity for parents/facilitators.  Play and Learn together with thousands of like-minded families. 2017 HSC Conference! July 27-30, 2017 Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport HSC’s Conference is much more than just a conference – it’s a celebration, a party, a…

StartUp Lab Marin

In Partnership with Free To Learn Apply Now! CAMP SCHEDULE: Maker Days 15 Manzanita Ave, Novato, CA     Tuesday July 11 – 14 | 9am – 4pm Market Day TBD by Attendee Consensus      Saturday July 15 | 9am – 4pm RATE: $50+ contribution per child ($500 value) – Please contact us for scholarship if needed AGES: 7-17 APPROACH: Children’s ownership of their projects and their experience is vital to the deeper lessons available in the program, we support this ownership by facilitating Self-Direction We…

Creating Hula Hideouts | Learning at Play

Creating Hula Hideouts | Learning at Play

This week the sun has finally re-emerged!  The bikes and scooters all made their way to the parking lot and the kids were looking for some easy fort projects.  We we so excited when we found this “recipe” for Hula Hideouts over at AlannaGeorge.com!  The kids can’t wait to get started on them. Supplies: Hula Hoop (Alanna found hers at Dollar Tree for $1 each) Safety Pins Twine or Rope Tulle and/or Ribbon (she used…

Learning to Dance | Life as it Should Be

After so many moons of preparing (and indeed at times, “working” to create this Learning Community), we finally enjoyed the daily privilege of playing with the children we’ve been “working” so diligently to serve. Our first week was a playful dance of success. We began this dance with the intent to serve children, and the dance this week proved that we have done it. We served them. Their hearts practiced the dance. Practiced the dance…