Here at Wildflowers Community, we are a collective of mothers, life-long students, and home educators
Passionate, dedicated, and loving, Wildflowers Community teachers love their work and it shows in everything they do. Our goal is to make a positive difference on young kids who come to our Playschool.
Wildflowers Community School Director, Lead Facilitator
Nicole Puckett is married to Nick, the adoptive mother of the "12 Cukes", and Pickles to her grandsons.
Nicole has over 22 years experience home educating children using the Charlotte Mason/Reggio Emilia approaches, 12 years teaching in cooperatives, 8 years educating parents, and 3 directing a playschool. She is the co-founder of Wildflowers International and is currently working towards her MA in Nonprofit Management.
Nicole is fluent in Fetal Alcohol and Attachment Disorders, ADHD, and other organic behavioral and learning challenges. Using a relational approach in educating and connecting with children, she believes mothers are the child's primary teacher and capable of changing the world.
In her free time, Nicole loves to care for herself through walking with her family, reading good books, discovering hot earthy coffee, being outdoors, and playing with her Labradoodle, Sage.
“There is nothing which a mother cannot bring her child up to.” -Charlotte Mason
Honeybee Playschool Director, Lead Facilitator
Bee and her husband Cord are parents to three wonderful children. Being called to motherhood, her greatest joy in life is her family.
Bee has dedicated her life to working with children, with over ten years experience in the field of early childhood education. She is now a stay-at-home mom and home educator with her sights set on her BA in Child Psychology with an emphasis on the effects of early-life trauma.
Through teaching, Bee has gained hands on experience working with a variety of challenging behaviors and social situations, many children must work through. Bee uses music as a main focus in her teaching using finger-plays and catchy tunes to capture young children's attention and guide their focus. Her community-based teaching approach centers around social emotional development and stresses the importance of children’s mental health and happiness. Children should feel safe, loved, and respected. A solid social-emotional foundation plays a key role in many aspects of life and through Honeybee Playschool, Bee hopes to help children build a foundation that will allow them to foster healthy relationships, positive self-image, and a love of learning.
In her spare time Bee enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, and gardening. Next to motherhood, her greatest passion in life is music. She is a classically trained vocalist but you will most often find her belting old jazz standards and toddler tunes while making a mess in the kitchen. Bee and her family love spending time outdoors and extending their education through reading, learning new life skills, and hobby work. Bee is proficient in positive parenting, play-based early learning, and positive redirection of challenging behaviors. She is trauma-informed and is always up for the challenge and happy to help guide parents through these turbulent first years of learning.
“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.” -Loris Malaguzzi
Wildflowers Community School Assistant Facilitator
Linnea is a education advocate, believing that all children should be afforded the same rights and privileges to a rich education. She has 10+ years experience working with children of all ages, and is currently in her senior year at Eastern Washington University, studying Elementary and Special Education, with a minor in History.
When Linnea isn’t studying, you can find her nose deep in a good book or playing the piano. She loves to cook, spend time with her family and beloved dog, Mini.
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” ~ Stacia Tauscher