- About Us
Little Acorn Learning was born out of Eileen's lifelong love for children and her desire to protect their inherent right to experience 'childhood' as many of us remember it to be.
In our world today, televisions and computers have replaced catching tadpoles and climbing trees. Mothers and fathers must work longer hours, leaving less time for young children to be exposed to the home arts, storytelling, nurturing, gardening, baking and just 'being'.
Society is so worried about "getting ahead" that they are leaving our children behind... taking away free play in Kindergarden, pulling out more worksheets, forgoing outdoor play and nature discovery. Daycares are installing computers, expanding with additions and advertising with how "prepared" their graduates will be for school and the real world... when all the children really need is right there in their own backyard.
This is one mother's humble attempt to guide herself and other parents and caregivers BACK to the most important job in the world... caring for our children and our homes.
Eileen is a wife and work-at-home mom to four beautiful daughters. She runs a Nature-Based Home Childcare out of her Brookfield, Connecticut Home and writes and publishes monthly guides for caregivers of young children. Eileen attended Pace University where she studied Early Childhood Education and Journalism. Prior to her career working with young children she was employed in advertising sales and direct mail marketing. She rediscovered herself after becoming a mother and was drawn toward Waldorf Education.
Eileen has been a writer all of her life and had poetry published at a very young age... more recently Eileen's work has been published in various sources such as Relevant Times Magazine, Primal Parenting Magazine, Rhythm of the Home Online Magazine, the Simple Kids Website and others. Eileen has also spoken on The Waldorf Connection Radio Show and continues to pursue her love of talking and writing about natural parenting and nature-based learning.