key social & emotional milestones

Social & emotional

Learn to explore and express feelings in a safe and encouraging space

Peer Interaction

Engage with others, meet new friends and build confidence interacting with others

Problem Solving

Try new things & learning how to solve problems in different ways


Improve speech and language development through play-based activities

Meet our educators

With over 40 years of combined experience, this roster of educators brings a mix of Reggio, Montessori & Waldorf inspired curriculum to our Summer Series.

Not only are these educators packed with expertise and a passion for teaching, they are also parents & students from our very own Tosa community. It's my honor to introduce them to you!


Brittany Young

Brittany is a current 4K teacher with 14 years of experience in the classroom under her belt in various classrooms. Those classrooms include MPS, Warner Bros Studios in Burbank, CA, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Aemilian preschool ...

Danielle McDonald

Danielle is currently a teacher at a Reggio-inspired preschool in Brookfield. Before she made the transition to early childhood education, she spent 16 years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Chicago and Milwaukee...

Kristin Heacox

Kristin has been teaching 4 year old kindergarten for the past 12 years at a private school in Whitefish Bay. She went to University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and earned a degree in education with a focus on early childhood education.

Kate Pluta

Kate is a highly motivated student who during high school enjoyed her time as Student Council President, Class President, Editor of the Yearbook, serving as a Student Representative on the Wauwatosa School Board...

Penelope Godfrey

Penelope is currently attending Savannah College of Art and Design for her BA in illustration. She has worked in and out of the classroom with children, with years of experience nannying for the Tosa community...

What's included?

Each session includes a 45-minute educator-led class inspired by a central theme (like dinosaurs, construction, farmer's market or space!) Classes feature movement activities, sensory stations, a craft and a read-aloud.

Following the class kiddos will head to the cafe for snack plate.

After snack time, kiddos will get their wiggles out with 30 minutes of open play.

Kiddos will go home with a handmade craft & their own copy of the class's read aloud book.