Our Mini Makers™ Studio provides supervised care for young children who need a space to learn, explore, create, and grow while their parents work onsite.

Our "play school" approach is based on a character-education model and emphasizes promoting exposure to integrative arts in a play-based setting. Staffed by team of trained caregivers and parents, our developmentally-designed child care area welcomes young children (3 months to 5 years). Space permitting, we are able to include older children (ages 6-12 years) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more or apply here.

Together, we aim to expose children to a variety of educational and artistic experiences while they learn and play together.

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Our Philosophy

We believe the best learning happens when children have the freedom to explore, connect, and play - this is the ethos behind our "play school" philosophy.

With both indoor and outdoor spaces, our caregivers focus on incorporating music, art, reading, and supervised free play into the daily program. We focus on enhancing children’s character education at a young age. Each month, we select a core value to feature and apply through technology, art, and creative play. 

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Childcare Cost + SCHEDULE

Onsite childcare is included in most membership levels with different hourly packages based on parent preference. Additional hours can be purchased for siblings at a reduced rate. We do not currently offer drop in childcare or drop off options where parents can be offsite while their children are in our care. Please view our membership packages to learn more.

Currently, childcare is offered 30 hours per week Monday through Friday from 11:00am-5:00pm. You can choose to use as little as 3 hours per week to join us onsite!

Meet our TEAM

Our Mini Makers™ Studio is under the direction and supervision of a professional team of Educators, Behavioral Psychologists, Professional Coaches, student interns, and parents. Together, they aim to expose your children to a variety of educational and artistic experiences while they learn and play together.

Leadership Team

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Leslie Bosserman, M.Ed., CPCC, graduated from UCLA with degrees in Communications, Education, and Applied Developmental Psychology. She also is a trained as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and has experience working in Higher Education in student leadership development. Leslie is the Co-Founder of The Makers Place™ where she currently serves as the Community Manager and Director of the Mini Makers™ Studio. She also works as a Leadership Coach and Lifestyle Strategist at her boutique practice, Lead With Intention®.

Joel Bosserman, M.A., BCBA, is a Behavior Analyst with a decade of experience working with children and families that have a range of developmental and behavioral issues. He currently runs an early intervention preschool program for children with Autism in the Woodland Joint Unified School District. Along with his wife Leslie, Joel is the Co-Founder of The Makers Place™ and also does Behavioral Assessments, Parent Training, and in-home work for children and families through his corporation, Entropy Behavior Services, Inc.

The Bossermans are based in East Sacramento where they live with their two young boys. When they are not playing at McKinley Park or hosting epic dinner parties, they enjoy traveling the globe, dancing (and singing) to all kinds of music, and reading as a family.

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Taylor Olin serves as the Childcare Coordinator in our Mini Makers™ Studio. She is Mom to Harper Ray – a spitfire of a 1-year-old, wife to Ryan – a persistent and patient man with a powerful mind, and lover of all things coffee and Jesus. When Taylor’s not being her own boss with Mary Kay Cosmetics, she can usually be found running around outside with Harper and her two dogs, taking way too many pictures, and volunteering at her church campus as the Nursery Director. Taylor has a background in Medical Assisting and Early Child Development and is able to fully embody her passion for letting every child know they’re loved in our childcare program!