A community of educators determined to make a difference in their students' worlds.

What's it like to be in the Collective?

I know what it's like to be you. You're a dedicated educator who tries to make every moment with your children one of wonder, joy, and passionate learning. You spend copious amounts of your free time searching for ideas and resources and moving around your classroom to make each day a beautiful and fun learning experience. And at the end of the day, I know how difficult it is to find time to look for more ideas and learn more about your children, let alone to commit time and energy to professional development, networking, collaborating, and all of those other important teacher “buzzwords.”  

That’s where the YNL Educator’s Collective comes in! In this beautiful and inspiring hive mind, you’ll be EXCITED to come inside and learn more about your craft, find ideas and resources to connect with your kids and grow their learning experiences, and gain professional development credit each and every month while you’re at it. Through engaging in this online space, you will not only have support at a professional level, but will also feel like you are a part of a community, have the ability to network and collaborate/share ideas, and empower yourself as an educator. This support will motivate and inspire you to be the best educator that you can be, each and every day!  


“I have taken a LOT of training these last two years, and Leah's has had the biggest effect on my home, I am changing the way I think about teaching to my students, and it has sparked so many fantastic conversations with other incredible people."

Alison Sif - Owner of Lazure Learning Village

So what do I get? 

  • A new virtual training each month for professional development credit hours (you’ll earn a minimum of 4 hours of PD each month - great way to knock out those hours while you’re having fun!) 
  • Access to the private Facebook group where we have weekly prompts to get your thinking cap turned on and tons of connection, networking, and idea sharing with the other collective members 
  • Weekly live coffee chats where you and I (and all the other members, of course) will grab our favorite beverages and chat about what’s working, not working, and how we can support each other 
  • Access to the Resource Vault where you’ll find content from month’s prior and additional super helpful resources to dig into 
  • Quarterly Guest Host trainings with ah-mazing leaders in the natural learning world(and recordings of these in the vault) 
  • A monthly newsletter related to the topic at hand to give you something to cozy up with and enjoy - you’ll find ideas for connecting with your class parents, activity ideas, environment inspiration, helpful and inspirational articles, and more 
  • A special Members-Only Discount to all Your Natural Learner resources, including courses, ebooks, curriculum, etc. 

And even more awesomeness!  

Some of the upcoming themes you can get excited about:

APRIL 2018: Designing Intentional Learning Environments 

Parent Communication Literacy Instruction in the ECE Classroom Facilitating Outdoor Learning Play-Based Learning Benefits The Blended Age Classroom Mindfulness and Self-Care for the Busy Educator Student Connection and Building Classroom Culture Interest-Led Learning Purposeful Assessment and Documentation Open-Ended Art Studios in the Classroom Loose Parts and Provocations Classroom Management Challenging Children Routine and Transitions Risky and Messy Play AND SO MANY MORE IDEAS!!!  

How do I join?

Membership to the Educator’s Collective is only $25 per month, billed monthly or $250 a year (save $50 - that's 2 months free!)  

You can cancel anytime, no questions asked.  

** For a limited time - TRY IT FREE FOR TWO WEEKS! ** Sign up for the monthly subscription and you'll get your first two weeks free. Cancel anytime before then and you will never be billed!

About Leah

Leah McDermott, M.Ed. is a former Master Educator who spent her early career working in inner city public schools, where she realized how little interaction students had with nature and quality literature on a daily basis. It has since become her mission to help parents and teachers around the world bring more natural learning elements to their children's everyday learning experiences.  

She does this mainly through her nature-inspired curriculum, A Child's World, her one-of-a-kind parent training course Grow Your Natural Learner, and through multiple professional development training programs for educators.  

Leah has over 15 years of experience educating and working with children of all ages, from infancy to college years. She has two Masters of Education degrees as a Reading Specialist, K-12 certification, and Curriculum and Instruction Design. She has been featured on The Huffington Post and has been speaking and offering virtual and live workshops for teachers and schools around the world for the past four years.