Grow Your Natural Learner

A 10-week live course and community that will help you go from "passion and ambition" to actually making natural learning something that is real and meaningful in your home! 



Wouldn't it be great to...

  • ...truly understand what natural child-led learning is, and exactly how to plan your own learning experiences around what your kids are excited to learn about?
  • part of a community of like-minded parents and friends who get what you’re going through and are ready to support you and your choices?  
  • ...get expert advice on how to set up a natural learning space right in your own home that will help your child explore learning based on their needs?
  • ...have confidence in teaching things like reading and math to your children without drilling and killing the passion out of them

You know where you want to be, but something is holding you back...

“Homeschooling," up until now, has felt like a series of Pinterest Fails.

You really, really don’t want to admit how much time your child has spent in front of a screen this week.

Your family/spouse/friends don’t understand what you’re doing, or why, and are less than supportive.

Your kid’s playroom is like an explosion of Toys R Us and Target combined, and yet your kid isn’t interested in any of it.

“Let your child's interests be your guide” - sounds so easy, but where do you start?

You’re ready to ditch the monotone worksheets and "Letter of the Week," but don’t feel confident enough to make that leap.

You think learning with nature sounds nice, but your child will probably just throw a rock through the drywall.

You feel alone on this journey, with no real direction, or material to guide you.

You're afraid that your own experiences with "being bad at math" will affect how you teach.

I've been where you are right now...

and so many others I've helped were there too.

But every single one of them started where you are: struggling, unsure, or needing just a little bit more.

Meet Amanda.

"I came upon Leah's program during a late night desperate search for nature-based educational resources.

My son is 4 and I've recently transitioned to being a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. It has been challenging to say the least. Our days were spent at home among a myriad of failed Pinterest attempts.

This left me with little direction, feeling like a teaching failure, and frustrated that my son would never "get it." I was even contemplating sending him to a preschool and scrapping the idea of homeschooling altogether.

Finding Leah's program has been a game changer for me."

After Amanda signed up for Grow Your Natural Learner, she began implementing what she learned:

"We are in the process of changing our entire home to incorporate Leah's teachings. We have set up designated learning spaces, a nature table, a quiet space, significantly culled toys he no longer uses, and started incorporating nature as an intentional part of our life. My husband loves the changes he is witnessing, as well. 

From our decor, to spending more time outside as a family - all of this has resulted in a less chaotic day to day for all of us. Overall, seeing things from my son's level, learning more about his interests and styles, and from his perspective has made me a more patient parent. It gives me hope that we can do this homeschool thing. I feel like I now have the tools and resources to give him as much or as little structure as he needs. I can pick and choose the pieces we need on a given day, and not feel pressured that I am not "doing it correctly." It's the exact amount of structure that I need as his mother."

"It gives me hope that we can do this homeschool thing."

Over 600 families have taken this course and completely transformed the way they live and learn together.

Parents have gained confidence in their ability to teach their children.

They know how to keep up momentum, and avoid burnout.

They've learned how to share the wonders of the natural world, whether indoors or outdoors.

They trust that their children are more capable than they ever believed before.

They now have the skills and knowledge they need to understand their child's unique learning style and tailor their experiences.

Back to Amanda...

"The Grow Your Natural Learner program has helped me on such a personal level, with goal setting, and staying accountable to myself. And it has given me confidence more than anything. I have recommended this program to all of my friends, some of whom have been able to join in on this journey, and I am ecstatic I found it when I did."

Wherever you are in your learning journey, Grow Your Natural Learner will meet you there, and help you provide your child with the learning experience they truly deserve.


You won't be on this journey alone! 

We all start together on January 1st, 2019. We'll be working through the course together, sharing ideas, support, and encouragement all the way through.

What better way to start the new year than with a fresh look at your child's future?! But don't wait... this course only runs ONCE A YEAR!

What is Grow Your Natural Learner?

This one of a kind course will help you...

  • Determine exactly how your unique child learns best, and create a learning plan tailored specifically to their needs and interests.
  • Create a magical, nature-inspired, and exciting learning space that everyone wants to spend time in.
  • Gain confidence that you have all the resources and skills you need to provide the perfect learning experiences for your child.

So, what does the Grow Your Natural Learner Course cover?

In these impactful 10 modules, designed to be worked through a week at a time, you'll learn everything you need to know about providing your child with a truly child-led learning experience! We'll start off the journey with goal-setting to get you on the right foot, work through your physical learning environment, learn in depth about how your unique child learns best, and wrap it up with tips and tricks for keeping up the momentum and moving forward. Take a look at what we cover throughout our journey together....

Rock your family goals ALL YEAR

Get clarity on what natural learning really is and what it looks like

 Create the perfect learning environment for your child

Instill a lifelong love of reading and writing 

Stop being afraid of math and explore it together in a fun, natural way

Go beyond the surface and dig deeper in learning

Build a creative art space that your child will never want to leave

Develop learning experiences tailored to your unique child

Get clarity on all of the beliefs swirling in your head

Keep the momentum all year long

Plus, these incredible bonus modules:

  •  TECHNOLOGY - Balance, boundaries, and resources
  •  SOCIALIZATION - Reframing the concept and finding your tribe
  •  LOOSE PARTS - Impact of loose parts and using them in play and learning
  •  COOKING WITH KIDS - Developing lifelong healthy eating habits
  •  ASSESSMENT AND DOCUMENTATION - Practical and personal documenting
  •  OUTDOOR EXPLORATION AND SPACES - Learning beyond the four walls

AND Powerful interviews with these amazing guest experts:

Rachel Rainbolt, Sage Parenting

Nicolette Sowder, Wilder Child

Crystal Camping, Barefoot Simplicity

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Carla Gull, Loose Parts Play

Ready to Enroll? 

Easy payment plan options are available to suit every budget!

One Simple Payment of $299

Two Monthly Payments of $150

Three Monthly Payments of $100

ALL NEW: Four Monthly Payments of $75

When you sign up today:  

* You will receive an email confirmation and welcome right away, with all of the information about how and when you can access course content.  

* You will get immediate access to our private support group where you can get acquainted with other members of our community - from alumni to our newest students!  

* Any eligible bonuses will be delivered to your email separately.  

* You have LIFETIME access to the course and community, so you can work through the material at your own pace, and anytime you need a refresher!

This is for you IF...

  • You are excited and ready to dig in and get started with taking charge of your child's learning.
  • You're upset about how much screentime your child gets every day and really want to find more meaningful learning activities for him/her.
  • You have the passion and the ambition.... but you're missing the "how-to" and need someone to guide your way towards planning for learning activities and setting up a great learning space.
  • You want your child to get outside into nature more often, but you aren't sure how to facilitate that.
  • You feel like you run out of ideas for learning activities for your child constantly. Or you're hearing the dreaded "I'm bored" over and over again.
  • You love the concept of child-led learning, but don't quite see how it can be done easily. ("How can I make actual plans if I need to wait for my child to show an interest in something!? HELP!")
  • You are an in-home daycare/preschool provider or nanny and are in need of a major overhaul of how your day to day is running with the kiddos in your care!

"I truly cannot say enough good things about Leah and all of her amazing resources. I have gotten so much out of all of her ecourses that I think the cost to join is worth that alone. 

Because of this program I have been inspired to make a greater commitment to living a life outside, something I have wanted for a long time, but finally have the inspiration I needed to actually do it.

I have referred many people and all of them have been impressed with the great deal they got once they saw the quality and content that Leah offers."

- Mary Grove, Homeschooling Mom

Want to get to know me a little better? We are going to be buddies, after all!

Hi! I’m Leah McDermott! (pronounced like Princess Leia from Star Wars) 

Being a homeschooled child myself, teaching in inner city public schools, getting two Masters degrees in Reading and Curriculum Writing, and homeschooling my own children have all been motivating factors to finally put this course out there for you and so many others to enjoy! I am so thankful that you are here; and I'm confident that this program will be an amazing way for you and your child to enjoy learning TOGETHER!

Your child deserves to follow their passions and learn from their interests. You deserve to have all of the tools necessary to help them.

Nothing ignites my inner fire like hearing from mothers, fathers, grandparents, and teachers that their children are creating, growing, learning, getting messy, investigating, and exploring the unknown with a fervor! 

More than 600 (and growing) families have gone through Grow Your Natural Learner, with incredible life-changing results.

Collectively they’ve seen their children blossom and expand their knowledge in ways they’d never seen before. They’re excited to guide their children and the kids are even more enthusiastic about learning!

It's time for you to join us!

It’s time to make the leap that your child deserves! You’re ready.


  •  Can I get professional development certification if I am an educator? YES! You bet! Plenty of our members run a home care center, take care of other children, or have decided to start a home program AFTER taking GYNL! And, new this year, I'll be offering an opportunity for you to receive professional develop credit certificates for the time you spend on the course. The learning in GYNL is applicable to all children - not only your own. When you enroll, just let us know in your "welcome survey" that you're a professional and we'll pass along the details for certification! 
  •  Will this course help me if my children are in school? Absolutely! While a majority of our current students are homeschooling families, many of them send their children to school or plan to send them to school at some point. GYNL is not about homeschooling specifically - it is about natural learning at home. So whether your children go to school or stay home with you, we know that most of the meaningful learning happens at home! This course will help you create a natural learning environment in your home that will benefit your children immensely whether they are homeschooled, go to school full or part time now, or will transition to school in the future!
  •  What age group is this course designed for? GYNL is aimed at families with children ages 10 and under. There is no minimum age, because it is never too early to begin laying a solid foundation for how you want to develop your children's learning experiences as they grow. While there may be some content that is a bit advanced for the younger group (like using technology as a learning resource), knowing where you want to go for the future is a huge confidence-booster!
  •  What would my time commitment be to complte the course content? The short answer is that the more time you put into learning and implementing through GYNL, the more incredible your experience will be. The longer answer is that each of the modules will take approximately an hour to complete the learning process (presented through videos and PDF worksheets). The implementation will vary for each person based on the work you need to do in your home in that particular area. There is also an opportunity to engage with the GYNL online community, which can take as much time as you're willing to give!
  •  Still have questions? Shoot an email to anytime! 

© 2018 | Leah McDermott

Disclaimer: Due to the unreturnable nature of digital content, there are no refunds or exchanges available for this course.