CosmicKids applies the core values of creative engagement, character development, and holistic health practices
to provide children, families & organizations with unique and transformative educational experiences.
Mission & Work:
CosmicKIDS offers educational consulting, program design and creative facilitation to educate, inspire, and empower people to thrive. CosmicKIDS currently serves over 180 kids with a series of creative curriculums that weave together a deep passion for arts education, character enrichment, and community development.
CosmicKIDS works both privately with families and with public organizations to create and implement meaningful goal-oriented initiatives. With 11 years of experience serving diverse communities, CosmicKIDS knows that change begins from within and offers strategies for building connections with self and others to support personal change and ultimately shift limiting social paradigms. With a unique combination of visual recording, client-centered facilitaiton, design thinking strategies, and literacy models, CosmicKIDS supports imaginative problem solving to develop leadership and community stewardship through the art of learning.
Values: CosmicKIDS believes...
∞ that all children are creative geniuses (as did Albert Einstein).
∞ that everyone deserves equal access to creative engagement via supportive community.
∞ that no task is too big or difficult with the right attitude and approach.
∞ that the most effective way to learn is to have fun!
∞ that integrating art-making, creative play & open communciation are ideal approaches for builidng relationships, culture and a growth mindset.
∞ that social and restorative justice models are ideal for developing conscious, creative growth practices that sustain a longterm social and ecological impact.
Currently, CosmicKIDS is in the process of publishing its first 'Elements of heART' curriculum, which focuses on basic visual arts concepts with a character development context. Our goal is to continue developing meaningful collaborations in the Bay Area to give more people access to quality transformative arts education.
By incorporating art, creative play, and mindfulness practices into the lives of our children, we are creating natural learning opportuninties based in a deeper connection to the self, to others, and to the planet.
From private art lessons and tutoring to classes and cooperative group projects, CosmicKIDS applies a unique set of visual thinking strategies and unique interactive illustrations as the foundation of our programs. Targeting specific learning objectives based in developmentally appropriate prompts, our programs support holistic growth through character development, leadership, and literacy while
creating a sense of self-agency, curiosity, and trust in one's own learning process.
Shadow Support & Family Facilitation
Concerned about your kiddo? Whether experiencing a speech delay, a challenging behavioral barrier, academic/ social impediments, or simply struggling to connect, CosmicKIDS can help. With significant experience assessing barriers to learning, CosmicKIDS builds on these experiences to design change dynamics and implement functional activities that extinguish problem behaviors, shape desired outcomes, and build meaningful connections tailored to each learning profile.
Engaging in creative activities in a playful and well structured setting offers youth (and adults) of all ages and developmental stages the chance to build meaningful connections and habitual critical thinking skills. In a 1:1 setting, this supported conscious inquiry builds strong social and emotional intelligence and a chance to develop expressive, cognitive, and executive function skills.
CosmicKIDS has facilitated many individuals, groups, and educators by developing and implementing change-support strategies, comprehensive programs, and goal-oriented workshops in diverse school/ community settings. Ranging from holistic health to cultural development and a wide range in between, this dynamic project-centered work is unified by a deep passion for sustainable change through collaboration and a series of interdisciplinary approaches aimed at achieving client objectives.
& Visual Facilitation
Graphic Recording is the act of making ideas and events visual. Visually recording CosmicKIDS tutoring sessions, team meetings, goals and accomplishments of clients is a foundational approach with significant (and empirically validated) outcomes. When we connect imagery to the ideas we want to share, it activiates different parts of the brain that support deeper, sustained interest in challenging material. The result is increased skill acquisition, resilience and flexibility. In addition to providing these services in sessions, I encourage CosmicKIDS clients to practice their own visual recording of ideas/ feelings to support metacognition and executive functions. Already have a program you like in place? Let's add in some Graphic Facilitation to deepen the impact!