About Wonder Roots LLC
Colleen has a passion for discovering the strengths of each individual and looks for the positives in every situation. Her patience, hard work and calming demeanor have helped her and those around her blossom. Named Building Bright Futures early childhood professional of the year in 2012 (Chittenden County), she is the true sense of a resource provider-- meeting each person where they are and providing them the tools to grow successfully.
With over 15 years in education, Colleen has worked with ages birth to adult. She is a Northern Lights approved instructor and Vermont licensed teacher, holding endorsements in secondary and early childhood education.
In her work with children, she recognizes the importance of supporting the WHOLE child and as a result-- she is a fierce advocate of PLAY. Colleen offers programming to children and workshops and professional development opportunities to adults working with children. Her workshops offer insight and strategies on topics such as play, curriculum development, assessment, teaching/parenting practices, child development, and learning environments that support child growth.
Her interests have taken her on her own playful adventures-- exploring and implementing the concepts of homesteading and frugal living. Using her background in the arts, she likes to get crafty and took this to a new level by working alongside her husband to build their own home.
Most recently, her passion to inspire and empower children through meaningful play experiences led her to TimberNook, an outdoor enrichment program for children. Colleen became trained and licensed to provide TimberNook programs to the Burlington and Central Vermont areas and is excited to be offering programs to families and schools in her wider community.