Our Teachers


M/T/W/Th Teacher

Lina’s love for nature play emerged while growing up in New Hampshire, making fort villages and dandelion soups in her backyard. Lina finds joy in the humor and curiosity of learning alongside children, as well as in nurturing opportunities for social and emotional development. Lina is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Nature Based Early Childhood Education and working twice a week at a fully outdoor early childhood program. In her free time, she makes messy crafts, hunts for fossils, and watches reality TV. 


midday teacher

Alfie is our Midday Teacher, providing daily enrichment for the children who don’t nap. From Montessori to Mickey Mouse, Alfie has worn a number of very silly hats. His childcare career began in entertainment as a safari guide, puppeteer, and illustrator. (Not all at once.) After finishing his degree at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he discovered play therapy, and found his niche in alternative childcare. Outside of playgroup, Alfie maintains an offline art practice making bespoke toys and illustrations for the kids.


t/th teacher

Magritte is a 3rd generation ceramicist. Magritte attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago both working in Fibers & Material Studies and ceramics. Magritte was a Fellow in the Erikson Institute International Exchange Program. Magritte has been supporting children and adults in the arts for the last six years.


M/W teacher

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