Family-Centered Early Education Services
Root into your power as your child's educator.
Discover an approach that honors your child’s essence and builds upon their gifts.
Empowering Parents as Educators
Emergent Expressions offers family-centered consultation services for families that home-school or are interested in supplementing their child’s education at home.
Services are also available for family learning cooperatives.
My approach is to provide coaching that aligns with the philosophical values of the family. I work with families who use traditional curriculum, Montessori,Inquiry-based learning, Waldorf, Reggio-Emilio, Forrest/Wild School, and Unschooling methodology.
Honoring the Child Learner
Instructional coaching in purposeful play, inquiry-based learning, and embedded instruction facilitate your child's self-discovery and growth.
Emergent Expressions specializes in serving families with children 2-10 years old who are typical learners and exceptional* learners.
*Exceptional learners are children with disabilities, are neurodiverse (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders), and/or who are gifted/talented.
I am an early childhood special educator who believes in education aimed at self-actualization.
I believe reclaiming the way we educate our children is critical to the decolonization and rewilding of our world
Dayana Juski, Early Childhood Educator
Kaitlin Coppola is a sensitive, engaged and knowledgeable educator, who provides teachers, families and children with wonderful and efficient resources to each individual case. Her experience allows her to develop techniques and activities that are responsive to a child's culture, essence, and interests, and she can really help with identifying a child's needs (learning needs, connection needs, challenges, etc). She has helped me as an educator to find my own answers when dealing with challenging behaviors in the classroom, and she did that through personal connection, based on what felt right to me, according to my values and educational philosophy. She is really good at what she does, and just willing and available to be an educational partner focusing on what's best for the child.
Melissa Saavedra and Misty Manzanares, Parents of Matthew and Maxwell
Kaitlin has been a wonderful human in the lives of our two boys. A great educator. A great role model. She has promoted and nurtured my kiddos' imagination through expression, reading, and play. They absolutely love her!
"Both of my boys were in Kaitlin’s class. She was the best teacher ever! They both were on IEPs and needed a lot of extra attention. Her patience and creativity was incredible. My boys are both doing really well and I give most of the credit to her hard work and dedication. They excelled having her as a teacher, she helped them build a solid foundation to do better academically and socially."
Lauren Forsythe, School Pyschologist
Kaitlin is a passionate and skilled educator. As a school psychologist supporting students with whom Kaitlin worked, I have had the honor of collaborating with Kaitlin in many problem-solving situations. Kaitlin is extremely knowledgeable about academic and behavioral interventions for students with a wide range of needs. I have observed Kaitlin to lay a very strong groundwork with her students and their families, using honest and supportive communication. She knows the environmental supports that allow most children to be successful, but also knows what strategies to put into place when kids are struggling with more significant needs. She has a lovely way of connecting with both children and adults, and works extremely hard to be creative in her approaches to family supports. Kaitlin possesses both the knowledge and the heart to make a difference in the lives of families with whom she works.