An on-site kids club with enriching and social experiences
for the little Wyldflowers in our lives
Social, playful, interactive,
this is wyldflower kids
Our children truly are little wildflowers - traveling to the beat of their own drum and living their best life, naturally. As parents, we are often inspired by our children’s openness to just play and have fun. They remind us parents that joy is available for ourselves, too.
Wyldflower Kids is here to support and nourish your little Wyld Child.
Karen Cook, Founder of The Wyldflower Collective, has hand selected top notch preschool teachers to run the Wyldflower Kids Club program. She trusts these teachers with her own children and loves the way they are so invested in seeing our little Wyldflowers thrive. See for yourself in Los Olivos.
Los Olivos Retreat Itinerary - Not just babysitting!
We currently have 14 kids attending from 9 months old to 8 years old! We have staff ready for 25 kids so there's room for your Little Wyldflowers. Did you know we offer one-on-one care for kids under 2? See Add Ons
All activities are held outside.
Friday 5-7PM: Lead Teachers Kenner, Miss Amancay and Miss Cynthia meet the children during the family dinner and help us enjoy some s'mores and games
Saturday 9-11AM: Art project, gymnastics with Coach Amancay
Saturday 3-6PM: Fort building, obstacle courses, art project, snack
Sunday 9-11AM: Special planned art project and some more movement (gymnastics and yoga)
Read more about three of our Head Wyldflower Teachers below
Cynthia has been working with children both in and out of the classrooms for over ten years. At the moment, she is employed by an after school program in Los Angeles where she is the Academic Coordinator and first grade teacher.
Cynthia helps Karen manage all of Wyldflower Kids and is currently working to finish her multiple credential program at California State Dominguez Hills where she received her BA in Liberal Studies. Cynthia enjoys working with children because she feels it is an amazing opportunity to watch them grow and learn. She hopes to continue to build her experience as an educator for many years to come. Cynthia is very excited to be working with Wyldflower Kids!
Kenner Rakoz is a fan favorite at Garden of Angels preschool in Santa Monica, where he’s been teaching for 5 years as a certified teacher through the UCLA extension program.
Kenner also coaches basketball and spent a few years coaching baseball and soccer. He grew up in Washington and loves the outdoors. When asked about the reason he likes working with kids he said, “Children are experiencing almost everything for the first time, and no one on earth besides these lucky young ones have such a clean slate for healthy mistakes. Through these mistakes they show a genuine interest in doing things to the best of their ability.” One fun fact is that Kenner knows at least 10 random magic tricks!
Amancay Ledezma received her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development and is currently getting her Master’s in Social Work. She has been teaching Transitional Kindergarten for three years and Preschool, ages 4-years-old for two years prior.
Before teaching, Amancay coached gymnastics. She worked with children from 2-years old to high school age. Her experience coaching lead her towards a desire to do more. When asked about working with children, Amancay says, “she cares about what the future looks like and understands the importance of a good early childhood education.” If she could instill one attribute in her students, she says it would be resilience. As she studies for her masters she sees the importance of this more and more every day.