Who We Are...

spilled milk social club (smsc) is a school-aged program whose primary goal is to provide an environment for young people wherein they may explore creativity and the arts from myriad perspectives. The founders of spilled milk social club each have extensively diverse experiences working with kids, and have come together, combining their super-forces to not only provide summer and after-school care for Central Austin families, but have also built a curriculum rich with thought provoking activities to encourage (for each child) the realization of their most prominent philosophy: EVERYONE HAS THE CAPACITY TO BE CREATIVE.

So, what’s all the hype about creative capacity, you may ask? We at smsc believe that no one has an excuse to utter the phrases “I’m not creative,” or “I can’t.” By providing youngsters with a variety of opportunities to create, craft, play, and cooperatively experience success, we will aid in the development of strong, independent, and clever life long learners. In promoting creativity as an expectation rather than unattainable dream, our program fosters a sense of independence, critical thought, and empowerment. And we have lots and lots of fun in the process!

As founders of spilled milk social club, Stella Maxwell and Ali Epperson form a duo of super-creative, super-exciting, super-dedicated grown-ups-who-refuse-to-“grow-up.” Both graduates of the University of Child Craft with PhDs in general awesomeness, we share a common gratitude to Harma and Ken Jordan, who have owned and run Child Craft Schools since the dawn of time, and have contributed a great deal in our own growth and learning. While it isn’t our first foray into the world of awesomizing, (<- totally a word) kids, spilled milk social club is a big deal for us, as we’ve been building toward it for some time now. We’re two friends who love learning, imagination and creativity, but most of all, we love working with kids.

spilled milk social club is a licensed child-care facility, under the standards put in place by the Department of Family and Protective Services (Operation #1565957). Ask us to show you a copy of our certificate when you come to visit, if you'd like!