Peanut-Free Daycares in Marina Del Rey CA

Peanut-Free Daycares in Marina Del Rey CA

Wild Poppy Studio
Wild Poppy Studio is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach that traces back to Reggio, Italy. There are five pillars that truly define this approach: *Respect for children *Family and community involvement *Emergent curriculum *Teachers as co-constructivists *Environment as a third teacher The staff at Wild Poppy Studio sincerely believes that children are capable and intelligent human beings. And out of respect for all human beings, we stress the importance of listening. If you listen to children carefully, you will find they are full of complex ideas and carefully processed hypotheses. They also have a natural desire to work with their peers, are more just and fair than we may give them credit for and are certainly more empathetic than some may believe them to be. Children are capable of true analytical and scientific thought. When given the respect and space to express this, the learning opportunities are endless! To love learning, you must love school. Wild Poppy Studio is a school that cherishes its environment and respects its tools. We understand that children need to dig. They need to run. And they need to climb. Outside our studio, we've created a safe and grassy environment for our children to run barefoot. We've installed a play structure where they can exert energy in a fun and productive way. We've grown and will nurture a garden full of mud and edible organic herbs, vegetables and fruits with your children. We have also transformed our classroom and part of our outdoor space into an art studio fit for the most creative of minds. We believe that children deserve the highest-quality materials and tools to express their ideas, ones that we ourselves would use. Our studio rooms feature light exploration, the highest-quality clays, tempera, acrylic, watercolor paints, stippling, fan, and filbert brushes, beautiful glass beads, pastels and more. We also serve exclusively vegan and organic snacks, using all-natural ingredients including avocado, blue corn tortilla chips, vegetarian chili and figs. A palette of foods is just as important as a palette of paints! At Wild Poppy Studio, your children's overall well-being and learning come first. Wild Poppy Studio admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. Wild Poppy Studio does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, independent contractor, or any other person because of race, color ancestry, national origin, age, or gender.

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First Step Nursery School

First Step Nursery School was founded in 1977 by Ina Sinsheimer. Grounded in a deep respect for children, the teaching of independence, and caring... for others, the small Santa Monica preschool has remained consistant for over 30 years. Children dig, swing, paint, climb, think, create, play and sing every day, while being supported by loving and nurturing teachers. Parents often say that the preschool creates a sense of belonging and feels like their second home. At First Step a developmental program means following the needs of the child. Knowing that children develop at their own pace, the teachers listen to, observe, and get to know each child individually. This hands-on approach allows the teachers to present opportunities for growth, as the children are ready. Children are accepted for who they are, with every developmental stage being respected and valued. Teachers provide love, support, and a hand to hold as children mature. Children are encouraged to be independent. After they put away their lunchbox upon arriving at school, they have the freedom to make choices for themselves. Each day the First Step teachers set up a stimulating environment both inside and outside. Where to play, what to play, and who to play with are decisions made by the children. The children inspire the learning, and the interests of the group determine the curriculum. Mixed-age grouping at First Step provides countless opportunities for children to learn about themselves in relation to others. The benefits for the older children include learning how to help and care for others and an incredible building of confidence. The younger children build skills in every area of development by modeling themselves after the older children. In Ina's words ?I hope that when a child walks out of the gate they will climb any mountain they wish to climb, educational or otherwise. I hope they have learned to question the world, ask 'Can you explain that to me?' or say, 'I do not understand' or 'I do not agree'. More importantly,

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