Updated 2018-09-25

Free to Learn ALC

An Agile Learning Community for self-directed learners ages 5-19.
Emily Quandt director
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(+1) 815-293-7529
3101 Sunset Blvd.
Rocklin, CA  95677
United States
Sacramento, Northern California


We are a 5 day a week* program facilitating self-directed agile learning.
We meet in the Blacktop Comedy Theater space for fun, pursuing our own interests, self-direction and intentional community building.

Enrollment is open.

*Starting in Fall 2018. Currently we meet Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9am-4pm

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Our community members all participate in creating our intentional culture where they are free to bring social, educational & physical awarenesses, come up with ideas to try, and decide what work. They set their own learning intentions and pace.
  2. Freedom – Time at Free to Learn provides unlimited time to play, explore, and pursue one's own interest with minimal supervision and interference.
  3. Access to Tools – Learners are given the opportunity to play with the tools, utensils, and technology of their culture.
  4. Nonjudgmental Support – FTL facilitators are caring adults, who are helpers, not judges. They will never grade or test.
  5. Age Mixing – Children are allowed to freely associate among children, adolescents, and adults; there is no arbitrary age segregation.
  6. Healthy Community – Our members are immersed in a stable, supportive, respectful community where everyone has a voice in collective decision-making.

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