Cooperative Preschools in Pacific Palisades CA

Cooperative Preschools in Pacific Palisades CA

Rustic Canyon Parents Nursery School
Rustic Canyon Parents Nursery School was first organized in 1950 and was given use of the facility before it became a park. The school was organized by a group of local parents to provide a participation experience for themselves and their children. Now, in collaboration with Los Angeles City Parks and Recreation, Rustic Canyon Park provides the facilities for the school. This school was incorporated in 1956 as a nonprofit educational corporation that is licensed by the State of California. Now, more than sixty years later, that tradition still lies at the heart of all we do. By choosing a cooperative preschool, parents make a commitment to participate in their child's preschool program. This involvement will prove invaluable to our children as it is carried on throughout the elementary levels of education and beyond. We are a parent participation school. A parent, step-parent, legal guardian or grandparent must participate. Currently, one parent of each child must work approximately one day per month at school during school hours. Tasks are at the periphery of the two teachers conducting the class. However, interaction with the children is very much part of the parent’s role while a “stay parent” for the day. Parents must attend all parent meetings held approximately once a month during the school year, and they must accept a committee position or hold a position on the Board of Directors. There are clean-up days during the year, one of which parents must partake in. And, of course, school fundraisers should be supported in some manner.

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Other Cooperative Preschools Near Pacific Palisades CA

Little Village Nursery School,inc

We are a cooperative community of parents and teachers dedicated to creating a safe, loving and nurturing environment for our children. Behind our... gate is a pathway to a lovely private hidden garden where children play under huge trees, make rivers in sandboxes, create masterpieces in our writing house, and pedal tricycles all around the yard. Our rich developmental and multicultural curriculum offers opportunities for exploring science, math, pre-reading, writing, and most importantly, enhancing socialization skills - all learned through play. As a cooperative nursery school, our parents own and operate this program with the help of a paid professional Director and teaching staff. Mission Statement: The purpose of the school shall be to provide a school program based on a developmental approach to learning; to further the education of parent-members in the principles of child development, child care, and child welfare; and to create an environment in which parent-members work closely and co-operatively in administrating the school. Little Village is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, economics, politics, gender, sexual orientation, and disability in its parent population, student body, faculty and staff. History of Little Village Sometime in 1946, a small group of parents decided to form a cooperative nursery school in Los Angeles and Little Village Nursery School was born! Evelyn Finkle was the first director; Thea Logan, one of our first teachers, was the second. Parent-members included some of the city's most prominent psychoanalysts, including Ralph Greenson, Hannah Fenichel, Roz Wyman, Judd Marmor, and even Anna Freud as an advisor. Thea Logan and her teachers quickly came to the conclusion that parent education is an essential function of a nursery school co-op...and specifically, that her staff's job was to give parents confidence in their child-raising skills, not to take it away. This was pre-Spock, so there were few sources to consult whi

Rancho Co-Op Nursery School

Here at Rancho Co-operative Nursery School, we believe that children learn through play. To a passerby, it may look like the children are simply... having fun. Well, they are; but at the same time they are learning many important concepts. They are experiencing gravity when they shovel sand into a bucket. They are learning about motion while riding a tricycle. They are practicing their communication skills when they are working together during dramatic play. If the children are safely engaged in an activity, I encourage adults to refrain from interrupting or directing their play. We let the children create their own dialogue (even if it seems disjointed or fragmented to adult eyes and ears.) We also direct and encourage them in their social skills ? how to communicate with their peers and with adults. We believe that when a child is accomplished in their social skills, they are better prepared to enter Kindergarten. Our daily activities include a full hour of outside play. The children are free to play in the sandbox, ride tricycles, swing and climb on the play structure. We offer painting each and every day and encourage the children to use unlimited supplies to enhance their creativity. Many times we see children seemingly paint the same image over and over again. We believe that they should have the freedom to continue until they have successfully worked through their individual creative process. The remainder of our morning is spent indoors enjoying a snack, engaging in circle time and exploring free play. We offer the children a myriad of choices including dramatic play, blocks, kitchen, writing desk, and our library, just to name a few. Each day a different artistic activity is set up for the children. We present the materials and just let the children explore. I discourage parents from making suggestions or showing the children ?how to do it? because we want the children to use their own imaginations and to learn how to execute their own ideas. Rancho Co-op Nursery helps young children to move through life at their own pace and truly enjoy the magic of childhood.

University Parent's Nursery School - Upns

The University Parents Nursery School (UPNS) is a cooperative preschool that cares for the children (aged 2-5) of the general public and UCLA... students, staff and faculty. As a cooperative school, UPNS preschool los angeles is run by its members, who contribute to the smooth operation of the school. Our Mission Help children develop ?the whole child?. This includes the 5 selves of being which are: social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive. UPNS has four classrooms: the Kitten room, for 2-year-olds; the Monkey room, for 3-year-olds; the Koala room, for 3-and 4-year-olds for the afternoon session only; and the Dolphin room, for 4-year-olds. There are approximately 15-20 children in each classroom.

Agbu Manoogian-Demirdjian School

The school administration and faculty welcome you to our web site, intended to provide our school community and prospective parents with an overview... of A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School. Since its founding in 1976, the school has developed a strong academic tradition that has been the hallmark of the school program. The curriculum is planned with the goal of developing in young minds fundamental skills, critical thinking, creativity and a genuine love for learning in a supportive and caring school environment. For almost four decades, A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School has been a student-centered educational institution where we support and motivate student effort through interactive classroom instruction, after school extracurricular classes, that encourage student participation and development of leadership qualities. Our commitment to support and nurture the academic and personal development of every child commended to our care is at the foundation of our philosophy. Through cooperative and mutually supportive relationships students, parents and teachers have come to form a trusting and intimate school community that remains in place even after graduation. We believe when it comes to a child's future success, no door should be closed and no opportunity left unexplored. We thank you for your interest in our school and hope this web site will be useful as you plan your child's future schooling. The pages that follow will hopefully serve as a vital link between our school and the community it serves, so that parents of continuing students as well as prospective parents are well-informed about the educational opportunities available to preschool through high school students on our campus. We invite you to get in touch with us at your convenience. Our admissions staff would be happy to give you a campus tour and answer your questions.

Exploring Minds Montessori Pre-School

Exploring Minds Montessori preschool provides a developmentally based learning environment based on the Montessori principals that guide and nurture... the harmonious unfolding of the whole individual. We offer a mixed-age program for children from 2.6 to 6 years old. Our philosophy is based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator. She developed a program designed to foster the distinct growth of self-disciplined and confident individuals who are capable of making significant contributions to society by fulfilling their highest potential. All of the classroom materials aid in building a strong learning foundation, they help children build sensory and motor skills, lengthen concentration span, develop problem solving techniques, teach children to care for themselves and to work with others, to name a few. Our specially trained Montessori teachers prepare a carefully arranged environment scaled physically and conceptually to meet the child's developmental staples. In the Prepared Environment, children may choose activities according to their diverse needs and desires. The teachers' role in the classroom is to guide children by introducing them to new materials and activities as they gain greater levels of mastery. Cooperative projects help children bring together individual talents to accomplish common goals. Our school's program also incorporates a vast enrichment curriculum that includes the studies of languages, art, music, drama and movement. The Montessori method may be new for some of you, so if you should have any questions, we hope you will freely ask them.

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