Check out the conference!

Hosted by Alternatives To School
$20 registration here:

For details, please go to:

The conference is open to all, including families who are thinking about leaving the traditional school system and those who are already using family and community-based approaches to learning, including homeschooling, free schooling, and cooperative schooling.

The event will be held over two days. The first day will feature a wide array of school alternatives. The second day will take place outside in Prospect Park, and will feature a DIY picnic, free play, as well as some informal outdoor activities.

-- The conference snacks provided by our proud sponsor, Local Roots NYC --

Peter Gray, the author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, will present his research on free play and self-directed learning (

Self-Directed Learning Centers & Schools Panel:
There will be a discussion among some of the most prominent self-directed learning organizations in the New York area, including:
* Brooklyn Free School in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
* Agile Learning Center in Manhattan
* South Mountain Co-op in Maplewood, NJ
* Brooklyn Apple Academy in Park Slope, Brooklyn
* Pono Learning Center, in Manhattan

Day 1: May 9th: 12:30 – 5.30
Old First Reformed Church
126 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Day 2: May 10th: 12 – 5
Prospect Park Picnic House, Brooklyn
DIY picnic, free play, and activities in Prospect Park
- It’s Mother’s Day too! Celebrate mom while the kids play!