Since this will be your child's home away from home, we aim to provide a safe, caring, homelike atmosphere for your children, while at the same time providing for their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.
We begin each day with a Morning Meeting, where students have the space to check-in, share and connect. We practice being empathetic to one another and building a learning community together.
The rest of the morning includes personalized English/Language Arts, Social Studies and Math lessons with hands-on activities and discussions. Our curriculum is based on Common Core standards, but is flexible to work with the learning goals and needs of each family.
Lunch and quiet time are a fun and restful midday break.
Afternoons include: Spanish, Music, Art, Wellness and Science. Our students make fresh juices, create slime, practice yoga, and much more in these project-based learning experiences.
Students also have time during the afternoons to pursue their own interest-driven passion projects. Student projects have included fashion design, cooking, building, coding and more.
To end the day, we have a community story time and clean up before we head home.
Mikala is committed to empowering students to discover and pursue what they love. Prior to co-founding Zucchinis, Mikala also founded The LIFE School, taught middle and high school computer science and math courses, designed curriculum, and coached teachers around the world. She is a 4.0 Schools Fellow and a SXSWedu conference speaker. She has a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.A. in Education (Learning, Design, and Technology) from Stanford University.
Khabral is an experienced educator, who brings a wide variety of skills in STEM and the arts, as well as a deep understanding of how important it is to instill a love of learning in children.
As an educator, her goal is to empower students to become self-directed learners while learning through their particular cultural lens.
With her Masters in Literacy and Childhood Education at Bank Street College of Education, NYC, and her B.A. in African American Studies at Georgia State University, Mama Kiri brings years of experience to the program.
As an educator, her goal is to empower students to become self-directed learners while learning through their particular cultural lens.With her Masters in Literacy and Childhood Education at Bank Street College of Education, NYC, and her B.A. in African American Studies at Georgia State University, Mama Kiri brings years of experience to the program.