"Our family has simply fallen in love with The Maple Hill Play Garden. Amanda's care, attention, thoughtfulness and approach is such a gift to our family and the community. Our youngest daughter comes home each day telling sweet stories of their time together and looks forward to going each day. Another observation is how calming and imaginative her environment is. I noticed in myself how I felt after leaving Maple Hill and I can only imagine how the kids feel being in such a centered, loving and enriching environment. After the first month at Maple Hill, I noticed how much Meadow would sing at home. I learned from our daughter the song Amanda sings before each meal and now we do the same. These are the rituals that you can't find in most places and is truly so special.

Among all the things I mentioned above, Amanda is also responsive to questions I have, makes sure to update us about the day and is an excellent communicator overall.

I would highly recommend The Maple Hill Play Garden to any family looking for a warm, enriching and loving environment."

- McKinzie Kandel, parent           

We were new parents in a new hometown trying to find a loving, warm environment for our little one. We feel very fortunate to have found The Maple Hill Play Garden!


Amanda provides a nurturing and kind environment where our toddler feels safe to explore, learn, and develop new skills. I love knowing that he is receiving warm and nourishing home-made meals and snacks along with plenty of outdoor play and exploration.


At MHPG, he is able to do the important work of growing up with gentle hands and words providing him guidance and the freedom to grow into who he is. He is often not ready to leave right away at pick-up and that says more about the welcoming space that Amanda has created than most anything else.

We are very thankful for The Maple Hill Play Garden and Amanda!
                                                                                                                                                                                               - So Yung Wilson, parent

"Amanda worked [...] in the toddler room at Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten. In a decade of working in early childhood, Amanda stood head and shoulders over the rest. I would put my child in her program in a heartbeat."

                                                                                                                                       - Faith Collins, former colleague, LifeWays trainer, and author 

                                                                                                                                          of Joyful Toddlers: Enjoy Your Toddlers and Preschoolers

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