The Team

Hello! We are Valerie Banks and Ariana (Banks) Hall … a mother/daughter team of education professionals with a passion for bringing quality education to young children. Together, we have over 30 years of combined experience working with and teaching children, ages two to ten! It is our desire to bring parents an affordable curriculum set to use with their children in their own homes, in their own time, in their own unique style.

Ariana Hall is a former elementary school teacher, turned stay at home mom of a vivacious and energetic toddler and a brand new baby boy who joined their family in August of 2010. Ariana has worked with children of ages newborn through elementary school since 1998, all the while earning a B.A. in Elementary Education and completing all coursework for an M.S. in Elementary Education, specializing in Reading and Mathematics Education. Currently Ariana is enjoying a quiet life with her husband, 2 little people, and 2 dogs in Broomfield, Colorado, occasionally serving as a birth doula, natural living and childbirth educator, and baby sign language instructor. Ariana loves to run, journal and spend time with her family enjoying the beauty of Colorado.

Valerie Banks is a mother of 4 grown children, and grandmother of  three pretty special grandchildren. For over 30 years Valerie has been working with children ages birth through school age in many different capacities, including that of a preschool teacher, preschool assistant, reading specialist, special educator and currently as a early childhood environmental education facilitator for Project Learning Tree. Valerie resides in Grand Junction, CO with her husband and 2 very loved and very pampered golden retrievers, Briscoe and Murphy.