Origins of Organikids Studio

From prenatal art therapy to primary school enrichment, children learn to balance left and right brain processing, develop healthy practices that lead to overall clarity, focus, joy, and a deep opening for creativity. Organikids Studio features an array of specialized and tailored programs that foster a child’s innate balance between method and creativity, strength and flexibility, and self-reliance and teamwork. Our mission is to change the way that the ideas of teaching and learning play together, so that we can help sprout a whole new generation of naturally grounded children who are rooted in rich foundations and who can reach as high as the sun shines. Organikids Studio- Balanced Learning, Balanced Life.

Everyone learns differently—it’s as simple as that. From the way our brains are mapped to the experiences we absorb throughout life, everyone develops as uniquely as the lines and swirls that decorate our fingerprints. And, this begins the moment we’re born! From physical and emotional to intellectual, and spiritual, Organikids Studio is designed to be an incredible learning space that encourages every child’s individuality to thrive for a growing experience like never before.

At Organikids Studio, our specialists are carefully chosen based on proven backgrounds and certified training in child development, early childhood education, psychology, kinesiology, music, art, and medicine. Our uniquely innovative approach also involves developing a strong relationship with parents to further maximize each child’s potential through structured and consistent collaboration and feedback. Parents play a vital role in motivation, addressing growth needs, and reinforcing strengths and positive outcomes for each child.

Our Team

An Innovative Approach Brought to You By Hand-Picked Experts

Dr. Lisa Marie Chambers Pate, ND.
Dr. Pate is a Washington licensed Naturopathic Physician, a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is a DAN! certified doctor with extensive knowledge in children’s health and nutrition. Since establishing her practice in 2007, Dr. Pate has participated in various local health seminars, speaking engagements, published articles, and as a guest on WGSO’s “Eye On Your Health” regularly as an expert in naturopathic medicine. Dr. Pate utilizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself using gentle assistance. This is done by identifying and treating the underlying cause of illness, using the least force appropriate. Utilizing biomedical treatments, Dr. Pate treats the whole person, looking at genomic makeup to work on prevention or biochemical abnormalities that may have led the patient to disease in the first place. Each client receives an individualized treatment program to guide and empower them on their path to optimal wellness.

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Heidi holds a Master’s Degree and is a state certified Educational Consultant, Reading Specialist and Learning Disabilities Specialist. She has extensive experience as an Educational Diagnostician identifying children who are gifted and planning programs to nurture their giftedness. Heidi is passionate about early identification and intervention to target cognitive style differences and/or processing problems that might result in future learning problems or Dyslexia. She has provided training and professional development to teachers, schools and school systems across the state with an emphasis on early learning and development. Heidi served for nine years as the Coordinator of the Child Development Team at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans where she developed and coordinated multi-disciplinary evaluation teams serving both inpatient and outpatient children and their families.
Tammi Lavin, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, and is Licensed and Registered in Occupational Therapy. Additionally, Tammi holds Certifications in Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Sensory Integration, and the Praxis Series Testing. She has 22 years of experience addressing developmental movement, language and motor skills with her clients. Tammi provides model of wellness for children with (and without) special health needs. She is committed to creating innovative programs that acknowledge the relational nature of balance within dynamic family and community systems.
Jaclyn Warren holds a Masters in Science, with a concentration in Art Therapy, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude. As an academic and talented art scholar, Jaclyn received the Ellen Battel Scholarship to Yale University’s Summer Art Program. Professionally, Jacklyn has worked with the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Behavioral Health Center, in Tallahassee, FL., the Devereux Inpatient Psychiatric Program, in Woodville, FL, the Devereux Inpatient Psychiatric Program, Woodville, FL, and the Open Door Women’s Clinic, and as a therapy intern at the 2010 Alzheimer’s Project in Crawford, Florida. Additionally, Jaclyn is a member of the Foundation for Sacred Arts, and her work has appeared in several publications, including multiple covers of Dappled Things Magazine. In 2008, two of her pieces were included in the Redeeming Beauty exhibition, which toured many cities throughout the country, beginning with Washington, DC. In 2007, Jaclyn founded the highly successful Non-Profit Organization, Sacred Spaces. This series of installation work has been displayed in locations as varied as Paris, France, Dublin, Ireland, and Beijing, China
Carol holds a PhD in child and family development and has 12 years of experience practicing clinical child and family therapy. Professionally, Carol is currently teaching Child Development at Tulane University in New Orleans, as well as “Mindful Parenting” at Christ Episcopal School, and “Children’s Yoga” at Cedarwood pre-school on the North Shore, respectively. Personally, Carol has been practicing yoga for over 18 years, and has over 200 hours of professional training with YogaFit Worldwide. Her children’s yoga trainings include Radiant Child Yoga, Next Generation Yoga, and Itsy Bitsy Yoga. Carol’s research and teaching is focused on the parent-child relationship and bond. She has two blossoming children of hew own, ages 8 and 12, respectively. Carol’s special expertise in parent/caregiver bonding processes are far beyond a typical yoga class. You will come out of this class feeling healed, and equipped with tools for harmonious communication that is invaluable to families and to the self esteem of a child.
Leyla Perkins holds a Masters of Education in Elementary Education and a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Professionally, she worked as a certified teacher in St. Tammany Parish Public Schools and has experience in freelance curriculum writing. She has also contributed instructional material for the “I CAN Learn Educational System.” In addition to her years of classroom experience, Leyla also has worked to facilitate Parenting Programs for a Covington area hospital. Leyla has expertise in Homeschooling (all curriculum).
Michelle K. Parker holds a Masters degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Development, and a “plus thirty” Post Graduate Certification, with a concentration in Secondary English Education. Additionally, Michelle holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology, with minor concentrations in both Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology, and is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator who has worked in the women’s clinical research arena. Professionally, Michelle is a Highly Qualified Licensed Educator, who has experience as a Learning and Reading Specialist, a Classroom teacher, and has created and published Cover Art for two internationally sold inspirational books.
Claudia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in political science. Claudia is the author and creator of an Italian Immersion Language Development Program in New Orleans and Metairie. She has extensive experience teaching multi sensory bilingual coursework to children. Claudia has international sensibilities as she was born in Milan and raised in Bergamo, Italy. She recognized the cognitive and processing importance and value of her bilingual background as it pertained to core learning skills and, as a mother, wanted the same for the three sons as well as the ability to share her expertise and experience with the community.
Julia Marshall holds a Bachelors of Fine Art, with a concentration in Communication Art and Illustration. She has worked as a teacher and art specialist in various elementary and adult classroom settings. She received multiple art and design scholarships and is also a nationally published Author and Illustrator of children’s books. Professionally, Julia has experience with magazine interior and cover artwork, and her special skills are illustration, graphic design, and various art mediums including technology.

The Benefits Begin Here… and Grow With Your Child

A new way of being and seeing starts at Organikids Studio! More specifically, Organikids Studio is great for all ages and levels from birth through pre-school:

  • Newborns—Did you know that newborns develop best by exploring with their senses? Organikids Studio offers opportunities for teeny babies to connect using touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight.
  • Infants—By practicing a movement over and over again through play, infants quickly learn how to control their bodies. Organikids Studio helps your baby master a skill, grow confidence, and happily move on to the next one.
  • Toddlers—Healthy toddlers begin to develop gross motor skills, like kicking a ball in a specific direction, as well as develop fine motor skills, such as using fingers and hands in a whole new way. Through active and creative play, Organikids Studio helps toddlers refine their skills to develop heartily into the next stage of growth.
  • Preschoolers—Activities such as drawing and painting helps develop fine motor skills, boost confidence, develops focus and concentration, and encourages social skills.

Discover more of the many benefits your child will experience at Organikids Studio:

  • Holistic bodily-kinesthetic intelligence
  • Nutrition & nature education
  • Meditation & reflection
  • Multisensory awareness & processes
  • Communicative intelligences
  • Verbal & non-verbal languages
  • Creative expression
  • And much more!

Contact us today to learn how we can provide your unique child with a learning opportunity that will make a positive impression for years to come.