A blog about childhood and growing up

Why “childhood for the whole family”? Because no matter what age or stage of life we find ourselves in, childhood is a critical part of how we become who we are, and how we learn to live and experience the world.

It’s never too late to revisit some of the richness of childhood.

Anghelika Elliott Maddalena

is a teacher of children and adults. She loves children, loves life, and is one of those people that can both do it and teach it. Anghelika is currently director/administrator at two parent co-op preschools in and near the Silicon Valley; one in San Carlos, and one in Los Altos. She has served early-childhood communities reaching back to 1990, when she took a job in a preschool classroom on a whim, not entirely sure what she thought of children at the time. She grew to understand that a healthy childhood is the beginning of who we grow into as people, and all her attention is on making childhood meaningful for families and their communities. She has led, designed, developed, pastored, and served children’s programs of all sizes, all the while being the kind of grown-up that children instinctively love. Email Anghelika.

David Maddalena

is married to Anghelika, and has learned from her how to love children well. David is a student, writer, pastor, educator, and rookie web developer. He has taught young people and adults around the world, and currently teaches and tutors kids and youth of all ages along the San Francisco Peninsula. Dave’s interests (and sometime classroom subjects) include acting, reading and writing poetry, public speaking, building interesting things out of junk, making plays, books, stories, or web pages, and the history of religion (especially the part we are in right now). In addition, David is a student at Santa Clara University, working towards a masters degree in clinical psychology. Email David.