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

  • Homeschooling guidance

  • Develop your school curriculum

  • Plan and impart your personalized professional development