Beginning Reader Series

This 5-week, early reading series designed for elementary aged kids will develop a love of books in your child while helping them build foundational skills in reading. Kids will do phonics, crafts, and fun and silly activities throughout their weekly experiences that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy and reinforce the skills they're growing along the way. 📚

About Elizabeth

Early Childhood, Baking, and French Teacher

Elizabeth lives in Petaluma, is a long-time preschool teacher (currently the director of a preschool in Sonoma), grandmother, and a "Mary Poppins of curriculum and pedagogy." She loves to introduce children to different ways of learning, and foster their interests in new things. She has over 60 units of early childhood education, and is CPR and First Aid certified. Fluent in French, Elizabeth teaches French, has worked in catering, and is an extensive cook and baker.

Elizabeth is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

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My daughter adored the Fairy House Building and the Handicrafts classes she took. The teacher is amazing and came armed with so many good quality art supplies. I like that her supplies were higher quality than a "Michael's craft store." She also had supplies from nature. The teacher encourages creativity and individual design choices. Not everybody is coming home with the same thing. Definitely an A+ experience! I love the Grasshopper Kids classes my daughter has taken, I love the teacher, she loves it. Great experience and keep it up. Higher caliber than any of the other afterschool classes offered.
Cortney O
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Elizabeth created fairy magic for my 5 year old’s party! The children made fairy houses, listened to stories, and made fairy dust. The children loved the entire experience and were entertained for the entire two hours.
Lee B
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Elizabeth created a world of wizarding magic for this 9 year old birthday party. The children has so much fun making wands, potions and snitch catapults! She handled everything and kept the children happy and entertained while the adults sat on the deck and put our feet up! It was everything my son wanted and more.
Lee B
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Chef Elizabeth handled two 3-year-olds in the kitchen with ease! Both children are French speaking and she communicated with them in the language which was awesome to see. When the baking was finished I enjoyed the story time and learning the history of the madeleines that they baked. We all had such a fun time and can’t wait to have her back!
Chasa TL
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As a parent it was great to have an experience that my child could do independent of me.
Nandini N
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Our Cupcake Wars Baking Experience with Elizabeth was INCREDIBLE. She is a true childcare pro and managed our group of third grade girls with ease and care. She also went above and beyond to make the experience special for my daughter and stress-free for us as her parents. Amazing experience all around!
Tessa G

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