She was born in Switzerland but moved to L.A. 25 years ago, where she worked with children as an elementary teacher, at a bilingual french preschool and at a Reggio inspired preschool. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from National University. She likes to do triathlons, swim in the ocean, backpack, and rock climb. For the last 3 years she has been studying plants and aboriginal skills with different teachers like Julie James, Christopher Nyerges, Jim Robertson, Tellur Fenner, Erica Wohldmann and Chris Moraski. She has a 21 year old son who goes to UC Berkeley.
Christopher Pierre, a local preschool teacher, was raised in Switzerland and has lived his adult life in between Switzerland, Tahiti and LA. He is a seasoned multi sport and adventure racer and has also been studying Aboriginal practices that incorporate a balance between nature and the human experience. He has 3 children of his own and speaks English, French, and German.
Christopher approaches each day as if it were a gift to us all. He assesses the weather, relevant local happenings, and the children's interests to formulate curriculum and adventures. He safely challenges our children to have confidence for one's self and consideration for nature and fellow Nature Kids.
He has 3 dogs, Bella, Ocean and Theo, who like to join the adventures.
Preschool Head Teacher
Chief and Teacher
Raised on land, Kylie spent her childhood days outside eating miners lettuce with her goat, repelling out of trees barefoot, constructing zip lines, building underground forts, and of course sleeping under the stars. Her college years she taught preschoolers in San Francisco and led groups of inner city youth on overnight hiking & camping trips in the Redwoods of Mendocino. Upon receiving her BA in International Relations, Kylie underwent training and became a yoga instructor--establishing mindfulness and yoga programs in preschools throughout LA. Kylie has a playful teaching style, a deep passion for spiritual ecology, and encourages her students to investigate how we can work with nature in order to solve conflicts. She recently traveled to S.Africa and had a magical experience meeting a pride of lions in the wild!