K - Thanks so much for your comment and for your enthusiasm for the work of Tinkergarten! We’ve been able to grow our presence across the US in just a few years through our technology platform. While our 1,600+ Leaders in all 50 states bring Tinkergarten to life on the ground, in thousands of parks and greenspaces across the country, we communicate with parents and caregivers via our platform. Parents and caregivers receive email and SMS communication pre- and post- class so they can anticipate the learning to come and extend the learning beyond the class structure. So far, we have chosen to build a responsive web experience designed to work well on any device. We will seriously consider developing a native app when the use cases and needs were so clear that the shift is well worth it.
At Tinkergarten, we believe there’s no such thing as bad weather! We run classes year round, in all climates, from Western Massachusetts to Seattle, Washington to Phoenix, Arizona. Some of our Leaders and families most magical moments have happened in snow covered parks. That being said, we do have weather guidelines to ensure our Leaders and families are safe in class.
Again, thanks so much for reading our submission and for your thoughtful questions about Tinkergarten!