All CategoriesSDE Communities

Early Childhood Programs

Places where very young children engage primarily in self-directed play, including play-based daycare, childcare, and “preschool” programs.

ALC Mosaic

An independent “K-12 school” for self-directed learners and a half-day “pre-K” for ages 2-4 — an Agile Learning Community that uses agile tools for self-organization and intentional culture creation.

Cottonwood Cooperative, NYC

A learning cooperative where education is community-focused, democratic, nature-inspired, and project/play-based.

Eugene Sudbury School

A democratic immersion program based on the Sudbury model and serving K-12 students. Also runs a play-based preschool.

Explora ALC

An Agile Learning Center in the form of a kindergarten for children between 2 and 6, an after-school for kids from 7 and up, and a center for unschooling families.

Gastonia Freedom School

A pre-K to 8 private school and homeschool resource center for self-directed children with disabilities.

Learn Beyond The Book

Resource center providing a-la-carte classes and events that students choose in locations in LA County, from preschool age through high school. Also provides a community for homeschoolers and coaching and training to help families understand SDE.

Learning in the Woods

Multi-age, year-round programs for free play in the forest, including summer camps and programs for toddlers and younger kids with caregivers.

Rivers & Roads ALC

A self-directed alternative to traditional schooling for students in Oklahoma City ages 3-18.

Village Home Education Resource Center

An inclusive homeschooling support community with campuses in Beaverton, NE Portland, and Salem, offering a variety of elective classes, activities, and other resources for homeschooling and unschooling families.

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