Looking Back So We Can Move Forward


The Garden of Children Project

Most people haven't thought about the origin of kindergarten. More importantly they don't realize it wasn't intended as skills prep for first grade, but as a child-centered, play-based form of design education.

This series explores the past cycles of history and how they inform the future of education in the time of AI and automation.

Over two decades, our producers assembled a vast archive of research, nearly 100 interviews, and a wide network of experts. Garden of Children is a blend of the historic and the futuristic, what’s wrong and what’s right, where we’ve been and where we’re heading.