"In the NLC Course I gained the courage and skills to follow my family's dream for education, and participate in the co-creation of our homeschool co-op. We've spent the last year weaving together very satisfying and rich learning days for myself, my daughter, and other families in town. Thank you so much Carmen!”
— June McCroy,
Pt. Reyes, CA


"As a Montessori teacher, I mistakenly thought I had a firm grasp of what holistic, child-centered education looked like. But Carmen has blown my mind and heart wide open, and I now have a much deeper understanding of how to truly serve children. I AM SO GRATEFUL for this transformation. ”
— Cristan Norman, Redding, CA


"Carmen's workshop was one of the most informative, enlightened and fun that I have encountered. As Director of an infant center/preschool, it re-opened my eyes to ways of incorporating play into our academic/transition-based program. I truly believe all teachers will benefit from Carmen's ideas.”
— Nora Napier,
Director Building Kidz, Pacifica, CA





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"Our work with Carmen was meaningful and important. It provided us the opportunity to reflect on our teaching practices, routines and environments. Carmen gently, expertly, and in a spirit of positivity, guided us as we thought about the what, why and how of what we do and as we developed ideas about what we could change and improve on. It was a wonderful and important way to get the new school year under way!”
— Luisa Donati, Director at Methodist Preschool of Pacific Palisades,
Los Angeles, CA


"When I first discovered the New Learning Culture, it sounded like a dream come true. I was considering Montessori certification at the time, but the courses I found seemed too focused on the classroom materials and not enough on the child. Then I found Carmen. Her insights are grounded in years of research, experience, and natural ability. She has synthesized the work of brilliant educational philosophers, in a way that is accessible and adaptable. The content of the course is substantial, with many readings, videos, exercises, and links to supplement the information she provides. This course has offered invaluable depth to my education. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has ever been or loved a child! Endless gratitude.”
— DeeDee Orlando, Tacoma, WA


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 "I just wanted to say thank you for the NLC Online Course! It's worth every penny!”
— Patricia Lutke, Psychologist for Children with Learning Disabilities, Berkeley, CA


"Truly transformative work, very organized, and offers details to help expand awareness and intuition in education and in life.”
— Chelsea Cooley, CA

"Taking the NLC Training gave me great confidence in my work with homeschooling families. During the training we really delved into the true needs of the child and how to teach in a way that respects these needs. I was inspired to make changes in the way I organized classes. I felt for the first time a confidence that I could hold healthy boundaries while allowing wider choices to students, and this year I have experienced less stress and more creativity in my classroom work.”

— Elvira Blaine Paoletti, Founder Synthesis Parenting, CA


"I highly encourage parents and educators to take the NLC Course and discover the new parenting and teaching paradigm of the 21st century. This was a very complete course for me. It was truly a blessing to learn this material and put it into practice with my child and other children. Thank you, Carmen!”
— Nancy Chavarria, Mother and Event Manager, CA