who we are

LPG is an initiative of Teknol Inc formed by a group of Edupreneurs seeking visible change in educational space in Silicon Valley, and elsewhere. The team comprises of some exceptional people from varied disciplines who have taken the road less traveled. With an aspiration of national footprints. It is on the threshold of making a bigger impact on many more lives.

Early learning center in San Jose

Based on the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner we are part of a worldwide movement of schools seeking to provide an unhurried, joyful and creative learning environment that supports the child to grow and develop during the early years.

We believe that play is the serious work of childhood. Through play, the child is enabled to develop the skills and confidence necessary for successful lifelong learning. We recognize that children learn most successfully through imitation and activity and so provide them with lots of opportunities to develop their intrinsic skills, capabilities and self-confidence.

Our Aim

“Parents and children alike need time for solitude, time to stretch and think and wonder, time to become acquainted with ourselves and the world around us.”

The aim of our work is to make a contribution to the local community through promoting the well-being of both children and parents alike.


  • To promote free play which is child-led
  • To protect children’s innate connection to their environment, the natural world
  • To allow children to interact with their ever-changing environment
  • To enable children to take healthy and manageable risks
  • To allow children to experience complete freedom of movement
  • To allow opportunity for children to follow their own initiative
  • To engage with other children in an unstructured, unhurried space
  • To have a multi-sensory engagement with the world


  • To give the time and space to awaken their own natural sense of wonder
  • To forge friendships and feel part of a community which supports their important job of parenting
  • To give the opportunity to closely observe their child’s development
  • To offer an excellent introduction to the Steiner approach to the young child

our teachers

Kim is a native Californian, having grown up here in San Jose. She holds a B.A in Philosophy and Religion, an M.A. in Social Science, an M.Div from Meru Seminary and a Waldorf Teacher Education Certificate. For over two decades, Kim has brought immense love and devotion to her work with parents and children as a Waldorf teacher, yoga and meditation instructor and a midwife. Motherhood brought her to Waldorf Education where she taught at Waldorf School of the Peninsula for over 15 years, was one of the founding teachers of the Nursery Program, created the Parenting with Heart

Program and implemented the expansion of the Early Childhood Center. Kim is excited to be bringing her wealth of experience into Laurel Play Gardens.

Faye has been guiding and enjoying children for 25 years as an Early Childhood Teacher. She comes by this naturally having grown up with 10 brothers and sisters on a large North Dakota farm. She learned her kind and gentle ways from her parents who shared their love of the prairie, animals and stars with their children. While raising her own family, Faye worked in early childhood centers and schools from Stanford to Seattle. Her joy for life and the world is contagious and an inspiration to her young charges. You will find Faye happily leading an expedition into the mud in search of worms or sitting quietly watching the butterflies dance around the garden.
We are grateful to have Faye with us at Laurel Play Gardens.


Monday to Friday
08:15 AM - 06:30 PM
Special Hours


1050 Park Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95126.
Telephone: +1.408.645.5783

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