Jean Kaneko


Chief Tinkerer


Los Angeles, CA

Organizer since:

April 4, 2013


I am a mom of an 8 year boy that attended The Growing Place and Branches Atelier. I was so inspired that I chose to work for Branches after my son graduated. Now, I am the Chief Tinkerer of The Exploratory, where we are researcher educators.

Where do you teach?

The Exploratory. We have just started a Toddler and Me program that celebrates Science, Math and Art. We have summer camps for preschoolers.

What philosophies do you incorporate into your teaching?

Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Constructivist, Design Thinking, STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ), Emergent, Project Learning

What area are you seeking support?

I worked on the Reggio Children traveling exhibit - Hundred Languages and was struck by how the many schools in Reggio pool their experiences and documentation to help each other. I have worked with many preschools and am always surprised at the work in small in home childcare, preschools, Dk's etc. In my work with The Exploratory, we find that we are the most productive when we take part in constructive conversations, when we visit different schools and when we are questioning our program to make it better.

Is your school interesting in hosting a meeting?


What Jean Kaneko is saying about this Meetup Group

Thank you Lisa and Teachers at Blue Oak!! Its so great to have the opportunity to see the amazing work you are doing with your families.

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  • Ellie Chang

    Westside Asian Moms

    Hi Jean! Looking forward to meeting you and your family!

    Feb 05, 2014 7:56 PM
  • Angelika P.

    Early Childhood Educators of Greater Los Angeles

    Hi, Jean,
    I am hosting the next Educelerate meet-up (this Thu eve) in my language preschool in Westwood. (WorldSpeak School)

    I see that you are a member of Educelerate group. I remember we tried to meet few times and I wanted to show our new school location. Looking forward to finally meeting you this week during the meet-up.:)
    Best regards,
    Angelika Putintseva.

    Jan 13, 2014 12:28 AM
  • Dennis Erickson

    Making For Educators

    HI Jean
    I am mentoring an FTC team on Tues & Thurs at that time. & I am out of town for a while now. So I will contact you when I get back.

    Oct 09, 2013 1:41 PM
  • Jilleen

    Hi Jean, I noticed that you bring STEAM learning experiences to students in all sorts of settings. Do you do anything in Orange County or interested in doing so? Thanks, Jilleen

    Jun 28, 2013 12:14 AM
  • Lee Vodra

    DIY Girls

    Jean! Fantastic event and terrific space! You've done a great job! Can't wait to come again...



    Jun 16, 2013 8:08 PM
  • Michael Camargo

    jean, join xbox 360 gameday from1-5pm we'll have wii and ps3 also dont miss feb 23rd 2013.. mortal kombat gameday5161 Pomona Blvd., Unit 114

    Los Angeles, CA 90022

    Feb 12, 2013 7:18 PM
  • Cassi Clausen

    Education Revolution Meetup Group

    Jean-- So glad you've joined us in the Education Revolution. I'm also obsessed with making a difference in education, and I'm glad there are many others of us out there. Can't wait to meet and hear about your thoughts, ideas, and experiences. The Makers movement is particularly cool. :)

    Sep 14, 2012 5:06 PM
  • Tilo Ponder

    Los Angeles Young Makers

    Hi Jean, I'd love to know more about your Maker projects... Anything on the west side?

    Sep 08, 2012 2:41 AM

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