Cooperative Preschools in Studio City CA

Cooperative Preschools in Studio City CA

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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Other Cooperative Preschools Near Studio City CA

Neighborhood Nursery School

The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be... active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We’re teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all throughout their lives. We’re allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We’re giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives. Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development: Social: to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are part of the group. Emotional: to help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life. Cognitive: to help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings. Physical: to help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do. The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school. Classes are held outdoors. Neighborhood Nursery School is a nursery licensed child care center in Los Angeles, CA with the license issued by the L. A. Day Care-East (33). We are a small center. Please email us for more information.

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.

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