Best Play-based Daycares in Santa Monica CA

Play-based Daycares in Santa Monica CA

Bubbles n Colors
At Bubbles ’n Colors, your child will find a second home since our goal is to create a safe and fun environment. We offer a full immersion Spanish program. It is well known that the best way to learn a new language is to do it in a natural way and that will allow your child to absorb the second language. Our classes are designed to instruct children while having fun and engaging their minds. They will discover that learning a new language can also be entertaining. We use exciting teaching tools such as songs, rhymes, games, arts and crafts, fairy tales and other activities to promote learning in a fun environment. Classes are structured to encourage children to play games and sing familiar songs, thereby facilitating the learning process. Your child will develop skills and abilities to learn new languages. Our program is based on non-competitive activities which help children to develop a positive self-image, confidence and love for learning. They will also learn to work as team players, express their feelings and ideas, and start being independent young people.
First School
Welcome to The First School, a private preschool in Santa Monica, California. We are a relationship-based, developmental preschool, offering toddler groups, preschool and pre-k / transitional kindergarten programs for children 16 months to five years. The First School celebrates individuality and diversity, and serves all types of families across Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. Established in 1975, The First School mission remains fundamental to the school today: To cultivate each facet of the whole-child – social, emotional, physical, intellectual – allowing each child to reach their highest potential on their own timeline, according to their unique strengths, challenges and interests; to inspire children to learn through play and meaningful activities guided by our passionate and creative staff; And to nurture a respectful, fun, warm environment for children, their families and teachers. Our daily goal is to make every child feel safe, inspired, and loved. As a result, children leave The First School with a passion for learning, expanded creativity, meaningful exposure to a broad range of interests, the tools to make satisfying social connections, and the emotional resilience to welcome change and transition. We cherish this magical time in the lives of children and their families. In our warm, relaxed and supportive atmosphere, families as well as children thrive. One of the things we find most gratifying, is to hear about the many circles of connections that last long after the children have graduated; Alumni children and parents often return to visit and report that they have kept their First School friends, and First School memories, for life. We look forward to welcoming you and your child as a part of our family!

Recent Reviews in Santa Monica CA

Mrs. Carmen Family Daycare

"It's always great to be able to find daycare you can trust. And we were very happy with our child's experience with Carmen and her staff."

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Safa Family Day Care

"I used the daycare on the recommendation of another parent. Yes, they were loving towards my child but there are too many things wrong with this place. First, owner shows you around 3 roooms - 1 play..."

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Santa Monica CA

Temple Akiba Early Childhood Center

Temple Akiba Early Childhood Center, is a place where teachers,... parents, their children, Rabbi Zachary R. Shapiro And Cantor Lonee Frailich, join together to build a strong Jewish inspired community for children to be in. Collaboratively, we have created an environment where all children, from all cultures and religious backgrounds, are welcome to be themselves, excite their curiosity, explore the many languages of the world around them and have the freedom to choose the areas of their interest from a variety of thought provoking activities. Our community of teachers and parents share a common belief that together we can continue to establish an environment of strong identity and belonging where sharing and exchanging our knowledge and resources with each other becomes a process of our daily routine. TA ECC's educational approach is a weave of most recent child development theories. When combined together, they create a harmonious and sensible developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our main emphasis is to allow children to explore and develop their emotional, physical, cognitive and social qualities at their own pace. Starting from the age of two and transitioning through the age of five, we focus our teaching styles on developing healthy habits. We facilitate and promote appropriate social skills, close friendship, communication and language skills, self expression, positive self esteem, physical growth (fine and gross motor skills) and respect of one another. We pride ourselves in the way that we value each child’s abilities and potentials, listen to their amazing ideas and help create a map of knowledge for them to explore at their own pace so they can achieve success. Our main goal is to meet the needs of each individual child, parent and teacher. Together, we strive in creating a supportive, nurturing and cognitively inviting environment for all to be in. We welcome you to TA ECC!

A Kid's Place

We are a unique early childhood center that offers a variety of... programs, including toddler groups, transition groups for 2-year-olds, and preschool classes. All of our programs share the common goal of allowing children the opportunity to use their innate curiosity and passion for exploration to make sense of the world. We have created a space full of physical, creative, social, imaginative and cognitive challenges and we encourage children to direct their own play and learning. Whether by accomplishing a new physical feat, making a friend, or experiencing the satisfaction of creating a work of art, it is our hope that each child leaves here with a feeling of success and competence. We live in a hurried, demanding world. It is our objective to provide a sanctuary where children can be children and do what they do best: learn through play. Children come into the world as unique human beings with their own individual strengths and weaknesses. It is our mission to get to know and understand the children with whom we work and help them grow into the best possible versions of themselves. Each child develops in his/her unique way: there is no “correct” way to learn and grow. All children acquire knowledge differently and at different rates. We seek to recognize and respect these differences. Children do not need to be forced to learn; they are motivated by their own desire to make sense of the world. As educators, it is our job to provide children with a stimulating, challenging, environment and allow them the opportunity to discover, to experience the world via all of their senses. We believe that a good early education program fosters the development of cognitive abilities, but not by using workbooks or introducing formal academics. Growth happens naturally as children are encouraged to explore and experiment at their own pace and directed by their own interests. All children come into the world with a natural curiosity and passion for figuring things out. It is of the utmost importance that we reinforce this passion, help it to flourish, and that we do not in any way squelch a child’s innate desire to learn. As such, we allow children a great deal of autonomy in determining the direction of their learning; they are offered a wide array of stimulating activities and are given great freedom of choice. They have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and feel successful in this pursuit. We believe in giving children autonomy, but not the power to determine everything that happens in their school lives. As such, we attempt gently to introduce expectations and structure that are commensurate with their developmental readiness. A person’s ability to socialize and communicate with others effectively is a major factor in determining his/her success in school and in life. We seek to help children learn how to get their wants and needs met, how to problem-solve, and how to compromise. We wish to facilitate independence while also creating an environment where children feel safe asking adults for help. We want to help children develop the ability to cope with frustration. The world is unpredictable, often unfair and, no matter how much we love our children, we cannot protect them from everything. One of the greatest gifts we can give them is the knowledge that everyone struggles, everyone fails sometimes and, in order to succeed at anything, we need to be prepared to do things that are difficult. If we take it upon ourselves always to make children happy, they will never learn how to make themselves happy. A Kid's Place is a licensed child care center in Los Angeles, CA with the license issued by the L. A. Daycare-No. We are a small center. To learn more about us, please send us an email.

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