Philosophy & Mission Statement
Hitchcock Children's Center believes that childhood is the most precious time in a person’s development. Early childhood experiences are enhanced by creative enrichment in community settings. As a mobile center, we offer children's classes in various locations throughout Ventura. Yoga, Music, and Farm to Table sustainability are the three cornerstones of our curriculum, which we believe will inspire a generation of joyful learners, one child at a time!
It is our mission to provide children with creative enrichment experiences which will foster individual growth, community building and connections with the natural world.
Founder / Early Childhood Educator
Lynnae is an active member of the NAEYC, a certified Children's Yoga Instructor, a registered Music Together® Teacher, and an Outdoor Classroom Specialist. She holds a B.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College, and has been working with children for over 20 years.
Lynnae is also a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter, and has traveled throughout America and Europe, playing music and making friends. Her progressive teaching style reflects this diverse background, incorporating themes of community, nature, art, whimsy, and well-being.
Hitchcock Children's Center is the result of Lynnae's dream to continue her work with children while sharing creative experiences with her community.
Lynnae currently resides in Ventura, California with her husband, two young daughters, and their dog.
Children's Yoga Instructor / Herbalism Instructor / Cooking Instructor
Jiling Lin is a 500-hour RYT. She studied and taught yoga in India, China, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. She completes her M.S. in Chinese medicine (acupuncture/ herbs) from Alhambra Medical University in June, and holds a B.A. in Art from UCLA.
You'll find Jiling hiking, climbing, and surfing in Ventura County, and beyond. She leads outdoor adventures for both children and adults, and loves connecting people, plants, and place.
Jiling is also an acupuncturist and herbalist. Follow her online for updates on her Ventura acupuncture practice, opening in December! http://LinJiling.blogspot.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/LinJiling/
Children's Yoga Instructor (Substitute)
Jennifer Gados is a 500hr RYT, and has taught yoga to all ages, from toddlers to grown-ups.
A native of Ventura, California, Jen is also an avid surfer. Her loves of yoga, surfing, and the outdoors have taken her from Hawaii, to Ojai, to Costa Rica, and Oceanside.
Jen has finally found herself back home in Ventura with the desire to focus on our youngest yogis here at Hitchcock Children's Center.
Children's Yoga Instructor
Valerie Pike is a 200hr RYT, and is certified in Children's Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs. She is also a Creative Writing Award Winner of Art Tales Adult Fiction 2013.
Valerie was born in the Southern United States and now lives in Ventura, California. She enjoys writing children’s books, teaching yoga and designing yoga clothes.
and Birthday Parties
We can customize any program for a private group or birthday party, including themes, costumes, and props! (Minimum: 4 children)
*contact us for details*