How old are the children who attend Tinkergarten classes?

Tinkergarten offers programs for children from 6 months to 8 years of age.

Tinkergarten Babies program is specifically designed just for children ages 6 to 18 months and their parent or caregiver. Read more about what makes Babies special and find or request a Babies class near you at

Our traditional Tinkergarten classes are designed for children ages 18 months to 8 years old. Siblings younger than 18 months are welcome to join these classes, and Leaders will work with parents and caregivers to give them access to the learning as well. Some classes within this program run up to 5 years old while others run up to 8 years old. Other classes limit the age ranges to 18-36 months, 3-5 years, etc.

By structuring classes in mixed-age groupings, we provide a chance for younger kids to benefit from the modeling and support of older kids, and for older kids to grow through being leaders for their younger classmates.

Our curriculum is designed to support age-appropriate challenge for children of various ages, strengths, needs, and developmental stages within this range.

In general, our age ranges are meant to be used as guidelines. If your child is outside of the recommended age range for a particular class, it's a good idea to reach out to the leader of that class before enrolling to ensure that that particular program will best support your child.

To search for classes by age, please visit and use the drop-down menu to select the age range that best fits your child(ren).