Little Village Learning Collective exists to build up the whole child by fostering heart-centered teaching, providing hands-on experiences, and developing a lifelong love for learning.
Little Village began in 2017, on the central coast of California, with a group of moms passionate about connecting with their children in their early years of learning. A shared desire to preserve children's natural wonder and curiosity, while simultaneously creating space for more focused learning banded these families together on an unexpected journey. In the fall, their first co-op was born.
Along the way, two friends, who never imagined they'd be homeschooling fell in love with this new way of life. By creating deeper connections with their children and finding rich community, they found that homeschooling is more than just academics. It is just as much about experiencing life together and shaping hearts through countless teachable moments during these formative years. Their new found love and passion became the driving force to creating a way for you to experience the same.
Now, reaching beyond our local "village", we hope to inspire and equip you to bring learning to life in your home in a similar way. Our materials will help you make your child's learning experience creative and rich in content, in the home or a co-op setting. We can't wait to journey with you!
Words from some of our parents, students and staff...
Ali is the founder, teacher, and content developer for Little Village. Her background in early childhood development and years of experience as a teacher, parent educator, and behavior specialist have contributed to her passion for creative, wholesome, and content-rich learning. She is a homeschool mama of three, a lover of children's books, and an aspiring homesteader. A social introvert, she thrives on connection with people and is always down for a good heart-to-heart over coffee.
Alyssa contributes in graphic and web design, social media management, and business administration to Little Village. Her background in business and entrepreneurship coupled with her newfound passion for homeschooling have been the perfect blend in bringing Little Village to life. She is a homeschool mama of two, a lover of hospitality, and a dreamer. She loves adventuring with her kids, tacos on tuesdays, and has homemade scones, cookies, and sourdough bread in the rotation, always.