Amy truly is a gifted educator; she views education as a dynamic interplay among teachers, students, and parents. She is always challenging herself to learn and grow, and I can't wait to learn from her and grow with her myself! As your forest kindergarten teachers, Amy and I are excited to get to know you and co-create AFK with each of you.
At the same time, a conversation about the need for more preschools with progressive educational models had been brewing (“blooming” you could say!) on a Facebook group for local parents. As synchronicity would have it, these conversations coincided with dreamy fascination in my social circle about nature-based preschools, forest kindergartens, and unstructured education in general. I realized quickly that my background in education and nonprofit organizations were about to unite in a way that I had never previously imagined. I was going to start a school!