For the past 24 years, Oaks & Acorns has been creating safe, healthy and fun learning environments where young and old alike give and receive life lessons in understanding, respect and compassion. Whether planting trees, cleaning up the beaches, learning table manners or engaging in the art of communication, Oaks & Acorns strives to be healthy, non-competitive, intergenerational and “safe” both emotionally and physically.
Mrs. Sinclaire began her first intergenerational community education program “From Cradle to Cane” while working on her Master’s Degree in Child/Family Development with a minor in Gerontology at Colorado State University in 1975. She realized the need to bring the oldest and youngest generations together in meaningful, structured and supportive experiences, and for over 32 years has had experience in creating curriculum for preschool children, elementary literacy education and special education for children with learning different-abilities. It has been her dream to connect the wisdom and experience of the elders, the “oaks”, with the unbridled enthusiasm and youthful energy of the “acorns” in her life.