Best Cooperative Preschools in Venice CA

Cooperative Preschools in Venice CA

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.
My Friend's Montessori Preschool Cooperative
Our mission is to provide a model Montessori home and garden environment in which children receive an enriched preschool education in phonetic pre-reading skills, music, art, creative fun, nature, and self-care skills. In addition, parents will learn ideas they can implement at home. The field trips expose the children to new experiences and challenges. Our students become motivated self-learners and are provided with a warm nurturing atmosphere in which to develop into the wonderful person they are. The program is based on the Montessori philosophy of individualized tasks that build skills, confidence and self-esteem. We believe this is the best way to achieve our goal of motivated learners. Children are taught to be independent, responsible and respectful of themselves, others and their environment. All materials are hands-on manipulative with a built-in control that allows the child to accomplish the task easily without the teacher correcting them saying this is right and this is wrong. This independent learning style builds his/her feelings of accomplishment. This motivates the child to learn and master more difficult skills and increases his/her ability to concentrate for longer and longer periods of time. Children are drawn to the materials that they developmentally need to work on at that moment in time. In this way they select what is most important to their development for that day. All materials in the classroom are presented on shelves at their height. The children are provided with rugs and child-sized tables to work on. The teacher’s role in the classroom is to provide instruction on how to use the materials, keep the child focused on activities that he or she is successful with and encourage and present more challenging lessons when the child is ready for it. She keeps a careful eye on frustration levels to make sure a child is engaged and moving comfortably at his or her own pace. She encourages appropriate friendship interactions and encourages the children to help each other to build a strong sense of community. Often the children start interacting as a familial group toward the end of the year. Our main goal is to make sure every child feels special and is comfortable and happy. This is a terrific program for 3-5 year olds designed for stay-at-home moms and part-time working moms. This part-time 3-day-a-week program is Montessori-based and includes weekly field trips to nature parks and educational venues. Moms and younger siblings come to field trips for free. My Friend's Mother's Preschool Montessori and Cooperative is a licensed family child care provider in Culver City, CA with the license issued by the L. A. Daycare-No. This is a home-based child care that offers a small setting. To learn more about this child care provider, please send them an email.

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Mrs. Carmen Family Daycare

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Other Cooperative Preschools Near Venice 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

Early Years School, The

The Early Years is a private preschool located in a residential... neighborhood of Santa Monica. Founded in September of 1982, by Joy Siegel and Tama Taub, it is not affiliated with any other school. The program is half day, offering morning or afternoon sessions for children two years nine months through five years. Parent/Toddler Groups are scheduled for children the year before they start preschool. The Early Years School has been accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs since 1989. Its goal is to present an anti-bias/pro-diversity, hands on curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and fun for young children, built on their interests and inclusive of their community. Many of the specific lessons come from NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) guidelines and incorporate theories of Reggio Emilia. The Early Years has continually maintained its accreditation since 1989, when it was the first school in Santa Monica to be so recognized and one of only six hundred schools nationwide. Early childhood programs accredited by the NAEYC have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study and improvement. Each NAEYC accredited program must meet all 10 of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. They are: 1. Promote positive relationships for all children and adults. 2. Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development- cognitive, emotional, language, physical and social. 3. Use developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching approaches. 4. Provide ongoing assessments of child progress. 5. Promote the nutrition and health of children and staff. 6. Employ and support qualified teaching staff. 7. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with families. 8. Establish and maintain relationships with, and use resources of, the community. 9. Provide a safe and healthy physical environment. 10. Implement strong program management policies that result in high-quality service. At The Early Years

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