top of page
Tropical Leaves

Toward a playful, outdoor childhood for all.

Twig and Thread Consulting is known for our high quality trainings for early childhood educators and families across the globe. We offer hands-on consulting for both new and existing programs interested in enhancing their nature-based programming, emergent curriculum, and anti-bias approaches. We also offer coaching support for families and educators using a mixed method approach.

Interested in Simplicity Parenting? We can help! Learn more here.


Experienced. Passionate. Inspiring.

Rachel Franz (she/her), M.Ed., is a Certified Simplicity Parenting Life Coach and an expert on children's consumerism issues. She is also the founding teacher of an all-outdoor preschool in Seattle, WA, and has over a decade of experience as a childcare provider for children from 0 to 15 years-old. She holds a Master's in Early Childhood Education from Champlain College, where her research focused on instant gratification in early childhood. She is a leading expert on materialism and environmental values in children's picture books. Rachel applies an equity and anti-bias lens to all of her work, also focusing on early childhood anti-bias curriculum and how to apply it to a variety of settings. With a former life in interior design, she also offers home and school environment design consultation.

Photo by Tom Wear Photography.

bottom of page