Hi! I am Mariana Carazo
I am responsible for all the fun and learning happening here. I am originally from Costa Rica but currently live in Orlando. I am on my 19th year of teaching, but it still feels like day one. I am passionate about what I do, and I LOVE education. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in Curriculum and Teaching with a major in Gifted and Talented Education.
Even though I have very little experience teaching in a classroom setting, I’ve been involved in the educational field for many years. I used to run a small afterschool educational business back in CR, Desarrollando Mentes, for 8 years. It was a small afternoon program- therapy clinic. I’ve also been a consultant for Learning Without Tears for over 14 years now and also contributed to Really Great Reading company. I’ve developed a lot of curriculum, ranging from grades PPK-5th. I love to create play-based learning and nurturing experiences and also develop project based learning opportunities.
I believe in differentiated instruction; there’s no limit when it comes to learning. I have to tell you that I am enjoying every single minute of my current project: The Learning Garage. It is a dream come true to be able to put together all my knowledge and share it with the world and especially with my daughter Elena.
I hope you enjoy my journey and become a play advocate with me.
I can help you make your dreams come true!
From guiding you in your homeschool experience to developing your own curriculum.
My services include:
1-1 consulting session
Develop your school curriculum
Plan and impart your personalized professional development