Chief Education Officer
With 25 years of teaching experience, a curiosity about Neurology, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, and exposure to a wide variety of teaching strategies, Meredith has become a thought-leader in education. Developing and implementing new teaching strategies, Meredith has become a popular teacher and sought-out education consultant. She developed an Infant and Toddler Enrichment Program that continues to draw caregivers who want to give their children the best play-based, brain-building opportunities available. Courses include
4 Visual Arts classes
Intro to Music
3 Dance classes
Spanish for Babies, and
Science for Toddlers.
Subsequently, Meredith has developed a distance-learning program, including 7 levels of Japanese (for 8-12 year olds, and for teens) with 2 writing supplemental classes, that has garnered the attention of over 600 families. She enjoys a 4.5 star rating for all of her distance learning classes overall with many classes at a 5-star rating. Teachers across the country have purchased Meredith's original curricula for use in their own classrooms. Meredith is uniquely positioned to create a neutral space for local homeschool families to learn together in using active learning techniques.
Personal Safety Instructor
Candise has been a professional in the fitness industry for 13 years. She holds certifications from the American Red Cross and ASHI as a Certified CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor, Aerobics Fitness Association of America as a Certified Group Exercise Instructor, the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer and is an SDTS Self-defense Instructor. She has continuing education certificates in Functional Fitness, Senior Fitness, Youth Fitness, Boot camps, Power Jump, PiYo, Medicine Balls, Bosu, Spin, Kickboxing, and Core Strength. Candise has published two books,
Pot Belly to Flat Belly: A 28 Day Rapid Fat Loss Transformation and
The Fit & Flavorful Kitchen Makeover. She is a homeschooling mom.
Visual Arts Teacher
Dana Parker has been a professional singer for over 30 years. Her first stage performance was at the age of 10, and by age 13 she was signed to her first of 3 major record labels. She has worked alongside many in the music industry and is currently the lead singer in a band based in Washington, DC. A writer and producer, Dana has studied voice for the span of her career and continues to work with choirs and vocal groups. She is a certified Audio Engineer, having studied sound design and studio techniques, and also holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Network Engineering, Cyber Security.
Alejandra is a native of Peru who has lived in the United States for many years with her husband and 2 children, whom she homeschools. She represented Peru at the Latin American Cultural Expo at the College Park Community Center, educating the public about Peruvian geography, history and culture. Alejandra was teaching Spanish at Small Wonder Day Care until recently and is now teaching Spanish for Art Play Learn's Toddler classes and Homeschool program. She is a dynamic personality who brings joy to every room and creates active, student-centered programs wherever she goes.